Mickey Rourke, FilmDrunk Magazine’s awesomest man alive, announced recently on a British chat show plans to star in a biopic about gay rugby player Gareth Thomas. According to Sports Illustrated, the final authority on all things gay, Thomas, who plays Rugby League for the Crusaders (Wales), is the only currently active male professional athlete who is openly gay. I’m not surprised, I’ve always said Rugby League is gay. (*me and the five other rugby players reading this share a good laugh*).
Host Alan Carr (himself a gay man): Is it true you’re about to play a gay rugby player?
Rourke: You’re not supposed to say that, okay? Here’s the deal. When I met the rugby player, Gareth Thomas, this is one thing that he and I talked about. This is something that’s really important. We’re doing a movie about a man who plays rugby who is gay.
Carr: Oh, I see. Sorry, I shouldn’t be so homophobic.
Rourke: That’s the point though.
Rourke: Abso-f*cking-lutely. I read the story. it’s one of the toughest, hardest sports in the world to play. They play with no pads. They play… it’s a really brutal sport. To be a man who plays rugby who is gay and to live with that secret for the amount of years that Gareth had, to perform at the high level that he performed at, it takes a lot of courage.
Carr: Are you going to learn the Welsh?
Rourke: I have no choice. [BleedingCool]
As a rugby player myself, I think I speak for every rugby player in the world when I say “that’s gross.” I came here to wear short shorts, wrestle other men to the ground, and stick my head up peoples’ butts, not do something queer.
In other Anglo sport news, here’s Hugh Jackman getting hit in the nuts with a cricket ball: