An interview in which Peter Gulacsi, the goalkeeper of RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga, spoke about homosexuality sparked controversy in Hungary. In his statements, the Hungarian goalkeeper denounced a law prohibiting the adoption of same-sex couples. Thereupon, Herta BSC goalkeeping coach Hungarian Zsolt Petry responded to his citizen. “Europe is about to collapse morally, I cannot understand where this interest and relevance of Gulacsi came from,” Petry said.
The words of RB Leipzig’s Hungarian goalkeeper, Peter Gulacsi, about homosexuality caused a polemic in the country.
“EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO EQUALITY”
Gulacsi in previous statements HungaryHe condemned a law prohibiting adoption of same-sex couples. Gulacsi, the 30-year-old goalkeeper of the Hungarian national team, used the hashtag “acsaládazcsalád” (Family is family) on Facebook, saying, “Everyone has the right to equality. Likewise, every child has the right to grow up in a happy family of any gender, any color, any religion.”
“I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHERE THIS INTEREST AND ALAKA IS COMING”
Hungarian Zsolt Petry, the Hertha BSC goalkeeping coach, criticized his compatriot Gulacsi’s statements. In an interview with the newspaper Magyar Nemzet, Petry said, “Europe is about to collapse morally, I cannot understand where this interest and relevance of Gulacsi came from.”
SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSE
There were harsh criticisms on social media for Petry’s statements. Fans asked Hertha sporting director Arne Friedrich to react to the interview.