Italy coach Lippi says no to openly gay couples.
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"In the current climate, two national team players could never be involved in an open relationship," he told a web-TV station.
"This is not a question of culture but is more related to the fact that such a relation would create conflicts contrary to the interests of the dynamics of the group.
"Imagine how a homosexual couple in football would be perceived.
"Even if, socially, most people would support and understand such a situation it would nonetheless become magnified and eventually would be viewed negatively."
Lippi has previously stated that in 40 years in football he has never met a homosexual and that there are no gay players.
He also said that he would have no problems picking a gay player but that person would find it hard to live as an openly gay footballer.
LOL @ some of the comments made on Goal.com, CLASSIC