Tag Archives: Anton Hysen

Mazel Tov: Anton Hysén Wins Let’s Dance

4 Jun

Hot out ‘baller Anton Hysén and his partner Sigrid Bernsen won Let’s Dance, which is Sweden’s version of Dancing with the Stars! Here’s a link to his winning dance number. One look at the umbrellas and you can take a guess at the song.

– Lozil

Sami’s Back To Practice, More Albiol, Manlove! Music! Dancing! Traveling! Riding!

6 Apr

Hooray! Good to see Sami back to practice today. I hope he’s feeling 100% better and will be game fit soon. Muppet Babies Alex, Morata, Jesé, Nacho, Carvajal, Mandi and Jesús joined in on the training today as well. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes with Anton Hysen for Attitude Active

14 Jun

Scruby from Red Card Homophobia posted this awesome video of one of our faves, Anton Hysen, over on ONTD_Football.  Since I know that not everyone here regularly reads LJ, I thought I would share it as well. I also urge you, as ever, to check out Red Card Homophobia’s great site and support their hard work. Looking mighty, mighty fine, Anton! Being true to yourself is the hottest thing there is.

The Daily Drool: Anton Hysén

17 May

Who better to feature as our Drool on the International Day Against Homophobia than super hot out ‘baller Anton Hysén? Yum. Foxy Anton is a defender for Swedish fourth division side Utsiktens BK, which is coached by his dad, Glenn Hysén who formerly played for Liverpool. His older brothers Alexander and Tobias are also ‘ballers. He is a former member of the Swedish U-17 team. Hysén caused a stir when he came out in March 2011 and received support from all over the world. We’ve featured him on HB & HB twice before here and here.  Good on you, sexy boy!

A Brave Man Takes A Stand

17 May

Rick Welts, President and CEO, of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns has made a choice to live his live openly. His story (and the heartbreaking effects his closeted life took on him) was chronicled in this Sunday’s New York Times. I thought it was appropriate  to share his journey on the International Day Against Homophobia. I hope that brave men like Rick Welts, Gareth Thomas, Michael Pinto dos Santos, Anton Hysen, John Amaechi, Steven Davies and Ian Roberts will inspire others to come out and pave the way towards a sports world where people can be free to be who they are.

Updates: Anton Hysén, Brave Ref Stands Up to Racists and more…

29 Mar

Photograph: Graham Chadwick/SOLO Syndication

In a week that has given us some reprehensible examples of racism, there were some good things to celebrate. First, the Guardian has this great follow up article  Anton Hysén: ‘Anyone afraid of coming out should give me a call’ and unamadridista is reporting that a referee suspended a match for after the crowd started racially insulting players.  The information (posted below in italics) is in this post, item #4.

Hopefully this will become the norm.  According to El País, the referee, Enrique Manuel Como, suspended a regional game in Extremadura between La Cumbre and Navalmoral in the 73rd minute due to racist insults from the crowd directed at Navalmoral’s two Moroccan players, Akram and Mohamed.  Akram had tried to leave the field, but the referee decided to suspend the game instead.  Navalmoral’s president said that the insults came from one entire section of the stadium, and congratulated the referee because “it’s not an isolated incident and it’s the sixth or seventh time” that it’s happened to the team.  Therefore, he was happy to have found a “brave referee who suspended the game for this reason” and he hopes the other team will be sanctioned.  A worrying note: the referee had to hide out in the locker room with the players until the Guardia Civil arrived.

Nevertheless, gracias Enrique Manuel Como.

Thank you again to una for the great translation and keeping us up to date. Reading something like this gives you hope, doesn’t it? Also in the same post, enjoy shots of Mou’s game vs. the press and El Pirata.

Mazel Tov! Anton Hysén Comes Out of the Closet

10 Mar


20 year old Anton Hysén, a defender for the Swedish second division club Utsiktens BK has become that country’s first high profile openly gay footballer. Hysén is the son of Glenn Hysén who played as a defender for Liverpool F.C. from 1989-1992.  I think that Hysén speaks for many of us when he says “It’s totally sick when you think about it. … Where the hell is everyone else?”  Continue reading