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Emerson Sheik photo causes controversy in Brazil

Reuters

A photo of Corinthians striker Emerson Sheik kissing a male friend has caused backlash among fans in Brazil.

Emerson was heavily criticized on social media and a group of Corinthians supporters attended the team's training site on Monday carrying a banner condemning the kiss.

The player described the criticism as "foolish" and "unnecessary." He also called football's environment "chauvinistic."

"Firstly, the football world is very macho. I want to make it clear that if someone felt disrespected, sorry," Emerson told reporters.

"That was Emerson the person, not the footballer. I have enormous affection for Isaac, who is a very special friend.

"He is married, his wife is nine months pregnant. So the fans took it the wrong way, it was a prejudiced jerk.

"I have enormous respect for the fans. That's me off the field. For me, it is so natural that I do not want to talk about it."

 
 

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