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ABC - Spain | 11/10/2007

Michalak, the sex bomb in France's rugby team

Antonio Astorga is amused by the passion provoked by France's rugby player Frederic Michalak, who has become a gay icon on the Web. "Last Saturday [in the France-New-Zealand match won by the Bleus], He arrived on the pitch on the 67th minute and by the 69th he was tackled to the ground by the All Blacks who above all remembered seeing his bare chest in the 'Stadium Gods' calendar and in the cosmetic advertising campaign for 'Biotherm Homme'. ... For the French, Michalak is THE sex bomb. He has launched the fashion of 'sporno': eroticism in sport; the athlete as new sex symbol. ... Rugby players, all too long wrongly associated with brutes who barge into one anther in scrums, and wrestle in mud, have now been raised to the status of 'erotic myths', who, after a battle of lines, rucks and mauls pamper their skin."

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