Honduran players smooch in a goal celebration
Sometimes we get excited over manpiles, bum-pats, on-pitch romps or even high fives, but two Honduran players went all the way to embrace each other in a mouth to mouth celebration this week!
The footballers involved were Vida midfielder Orlin Peralta (in the background) and defender Brayan Beckeles (in the foreground). Both players caused a media storm in South America this week after Beckeles put one hand on Peralta's cheek, wrapped the other around his shoulder and gave him what appeared to be a big smack on the lips.
However, due to the 'machismo' in Latin America where homosexuality is looked down upon, the two have been forced to deny that the lip lock occured, arguing that camera caught them at a bad angle.
"I'm a little upset about what was published and more to the picture, since it harms us in our working relationship and family," Beckeles said to La Prensa.
"I have not kissed my partner and I will never kiss a man. I think it's all a misunderstanding."
Both players are happily married family men.
someone needs to tell them that it's ok, it happens in europe all the time (even in argentina)