The Men Of Aussie Football, Rugby

A mainstream sports site stirs up some controversy with its gay guide to hot Australian hunks.

"Gay Man's Guide To Australian Football's Hottest Hunks." This headline was written for News.com, a mainstream Australian website. In a cheeky article, author Matt Young picks his hottest rugby players and Australian Rules Football players, and he makes no pretense about why he watches:

Some of us don't give a hoot about who was handed a penalty card, or who kicked the best field goal.

In fact, I have no idea what an ankle tap or hard ball get might entail, but heck, I can let my imagination run wild.

I thoroughly enjoyed the article and his Top 10, but the comments are where the real action is. Some love the story and get the humor, but others decry it. Most of the complaints come from gay men, who say it gives them a bad name. Lighten up. There is nothing wrong with watching sports for the game aspects (I have the NCAA tournament on as I write this) and also admiring the men playing. It's no big deal and in our years of doing Outsports, it seems that our straight readers get this while the biggest complaints come from gay men.

I liked Young's list and have put together a gallery based on some of his picks and others chosen by our readers. Enjoy, and if you're offended, ask yourself why you clicked on something marked clearly as a photo gallery of hot jocks.

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