He actually said “homosexual abomination” which sounds less cheerful.
Prominent Russian Orthodox priest Alexander Shumsky decried this week the “homosexual abomination” of players wearing brightly-colored cleats during World Cup matches in Brazil (to say nothing of the “unthinkable” hairstyles to be found on the pitch). “Wearing pink or blue shoes, [they] might as well wear women’s panties or a bra,” he wrote in his column on an Orthodox website.
Luckily, the Russian team didn’t stick around long enough to be influenced by this “gay rainbow” (again Shumsky) of color, failing to win a single game and making a quick exit in the tourney’s first round. Insisted Shumsky, “I am glad that the players have failed and, by the grace of God, no longer participate in this.” One wonders if they feel the same way. Tough to imagine that the players are quite as glad. The Russian players looked less than, well, gay after being dispatched in the first round.