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Thai Boxer Outed From Sea Games Over Gay Mag Pics

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Thailand’s boxing silver medalist in the Athens Olympic Games, Worapoj Petchkhoon, will not see action in the Southeast Asian Games in Laos in December as he has been banned for three months as a punishment for modeling in a gay magazine.

There were reports that Worapoj appeared nearly naked in the Thai gay magazine STAGE which got the attention of the media as well as the Amateur Boxing Association of Thailand (ABAT).

ABAT president Gen. Taweep Jantararoj initially stated that national athletes were supposed to present a good image while Worapoj defended his actions claiming the images, including the one on the magazine cover, were “sporty” and not obscene.

In a press conference, General Taweep said the association had decided to ban Worapoj from the national boxing squad for three months, which will bar him from representing Thailand in the upcoming SEA Games in Laos at the end of this year. Taweep said Worapoj’s images in the gay magazine are not considered obscene, but still they have tarnished the reputation of the national athletes.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ploof1399 on 08-31-2009

What if it were the same picture on the cover of a fashion magazine like GQ?

Comment by Elie on 08-30-2009

Damn. I thought homosexuality was considered normal in Thailand, given all the transexuals they have over there.

Comment by juandabomb on 08-30-2009

haha no putinis allowed!

Comment by Bea5T on 08-30-2009

Wow Yall gotta ****ing grow up I guess mexicans can't tho XD

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