After a thrilling victory by Tigres in the Liga MX finals, an emotional Nahuel Guzman kissed teammate Israel Jimenez, who scored the winning goal – and people are still talking about it. It was an intense game. During the 90 minutes of regulation, Tigres tried in vain to hold off the seemingly inevitable Pumas comeback. The game went into overtime – where first Tigres took the lead, only to have Pumas tie it by the second overtime.
So the joy and relief of the Tigres players must have been overwhelming when they outscored Pumas in the penalty shootout. And yet, there were some who got all judgey because two players kissed. According to Sports Mole, the team’s Wikipedia entry was updated to criticize the kiss.
“The Tigres have been named Champions of the 2015 playoff tournament between Mexican’s premiere league football teams,” the entry said. “It is worth mentioning that this championship game was sadly tarnished by displays of homosexual affection that could not be contained and were expressed by two of its players at the end of the match. Showing once more that in the north the men give it to each other.”
At least on Twitter, the reactions seem to be more positive:
And some of it was at Club América’s expense: