Mark Simpson on the end of the British love-hate affair with the pretty Portuguese footballer (collected in Metrosexy) Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best footballers ever to play in this country – and one of the best looking – brought… Read More »We Loved You Really, Ronaldo
Britain’s best-selling newspaper The Sun has been working itself into a confused lather about our metrosexual footballers, again. Like me, it just can’t leave them alone. In a long, hand-wringing – and graphically illustrated – article spread over the centre… Read More »Why The Sun Can’t Leave Ronaldo’s Legs Alone
By Mark Simpson (Guardian CIF, 30/11/07) In an age of broadband hardcore, it’s rather sweet to discover that men are still so easily aroused. At least, that is, football fans and tabloid journalists. A little innocent hand-holding by Liverpool FC… Read More »I Wanna Hold Your Hand: Touchy-Feely Footballers
Why is Britain’s best-selling, sauciest tabloid so unsure of its sexuality? by Mark Simpson, the Guardian (August 24, 2007) The Sun’s TV critic Ally Ross is an unhappy camper. You see, he’s always bitching about TV being ‘too gay’. Which… Read More »The Sun Newspaper – How Gay Is It?
In case you thought I was joking when I wrote about the gentlemen of the British press being unable to leave George Michael’s penis alone, today’s Sun newspaper, twisted sister tabloid to the News of the World scandal sheet that… Read More »I (Still) Want Your Sex: The Sun & George Michael’s Privates