Russia’s accused FIFA 17 of being gay propaganda

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FIFA 17 is a pretty good game about kicking a ball about within a digital realm. It’s got a pretty long, robust career mode, the usual multiplayer modes (that may or may not work locally on Xbox One) and a brand new engine in the way of DICE’s Frostbite engine, giving it a new layer of graphical sheen.

It’s also being used to make people gay.

That’s what a number of Russian members of Parliament believe, calling the football simulator “gay propaganda.” While you may think it’s down to the glitches that often result in men kissing each other, it’s actually got more to do with…rainbows.

As part of the Rainbow Laces campaign, which aims to stamp out homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in football, EA (a perpetually LGBTQ-friendly company) added a free Rainbow Kit to allow people to support the cause. And now, Communist MP Valery Rashkin says the game should be investigated by Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications.

They say the game is in breach of a 2013 law against homosexual propaganda, which prohibits “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships” They’re hoping that Russian authorities force EA to “introduce changes to the programming code or the age classification of this information product, and if it refuses, adopt corresponding restrictive measures.”

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Keep your kids away from FIFA, folks– before it makes them gay.

Incidentally, EA has been named as a “Best place to work” for LGBTQ folk by the Human Right’s Commission for the fifth year in a row.

“We believe each and every one of our employees deserve to come to work with a sense of belonging as their full and complete selves so we can work together as one team and delight our diverse players around the world. We not only want to provide support, but want a culture where the LGBTQ community thrives.”

Last Updated: December 6, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Wow, just because soccer is a game for drama queens doesn’t mean they’re gay.

    • Captain JJ

      #shotsfired

    • Admiral Chief Argonian

      Soccer gives drama queens a bad name

    • Original Heretic

      This gets my vote for comment of the week.

      But since it’s not up to votes, my opinion means nothing.

      • It comes down to Cold. Hard. Cash

        (??_?)

        • Original Heretic

          Considering the content of this article and your profile pic…

          Avoid using the word “hard”. Just a tip, for future reference. And the only kind of tip from me you’ll get.

        • Andre Fourie

          Yes, you would know.

          • Admiral Chief Argonian

            Nee ou, moes daai delete, dis net te nasty

          • Andre Fourie

            Ai. Censorship. LOL.

          • Admiral Chief Argonian

            Jy kon sy knaters sien, nee, sies.

          • Andre Fourie

            Dit was vir Otto….Dog hy sou dit like. Maar geez, actually was dit ‘n bietjie gnarly.

          • Admiral Chief Argonian

            Ek sien jy like baie van kakpraat tydens die dag, jy moet actually die Lagz discord group join

          • Andre Fourie

            En hoe doen ek dit?

          • Hang ball en maak twitter oop 😛

          • Admiral Chief Argonian

            Otto gaan jou DM

          • Andre Fourie

            Daar is niks beter as lag en kak praat nie. Lewe is te ernstig.

    • The buuuuurn

    • BWAHAHAHAHA!

  • HvR

    Finally somebody has the balls to say it SOCCER IS SO GAY

    • Andre Fourie

      ROFL

    • Admiral Chief Argonian

      Heh, balls

    • Andre Fourie

      Really a sport that doesn’t interest me in the least.

  • Angelo Saim

    ugh

  • Andre Fourie
  • Guava_Eater

    How exactly does a glitch result in 2 characters getting tongue action?

    • Andre Fourie

      Good question.

    • Original Heretic

      It’s better than the two of them approaching each other with their pants down.

      What comes next is censored.

      • Mossel

        What comes next…

        • Original Heretic

          *Who

  • Admiral Chief Argonian
  • Captain JJ
    • Admiral Chief Argonian

      Meh, I like the GLORIOUS PC GAMER version of this pic more 😛

      • Captain JJ

        Yea, but this was actually the original as far as I know.

        • Admiral Chief Argonian

          Indeed

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Does this mean Suarez isn’t a biter, he’s just a really bad kisser?

  • Admiral Chief Argonian

    Otto must hate that rainbow shirt

    • Andre Fourie

      Yes, I’m sure he is trying to order one right now.

      • Admiral Chief Argonian

        He won’t. And if you don’t know why, you do not truly know him

  • Captain JJ

    This just in: Rainbow Six is actually an online community for gay orgies.

    • Andre Fourie

      YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!!

      • Captain JJ

        Well, to be fair, Rainbow Six Siege is for kids, so definitely nothing about sexuality. 😛
        The REAL Rainbow Six games are all the ones before it.

        • Andre Fourie

          Well, I really do come across a lot of squeakers, but I won’t go that far.

    • Andre Fourie

      😛

  • This from the country which is going to hold the World Cup… blows my mind that so many locals support Russia.. our world is screwed

    • Original Heretic

      Rather ironic as well, with their president named “Put in”.

      • Andre Fourie

        HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!

    • Andre Fourie

      “Blows” your mind. 😛

  • Mossel

    hahaha I read that header so many times without the word “propaganda” in the header!

    • Andre Fourie

      Would’ve been a much better header…..Wait, did I just use Header????

      • Mossel

        lol xD

  • Andre Fourie

    I’m asking this very tongue in cheek, but has everyone missed that this article was written by the “emperor of the back end”????? XD https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0e8ce1a753185634313fe4034b2b4ca1e8184f681365b84dcfafbb8ba40b4cc1.jpg

  • Magoo

    A son finally comes clean to his parents.

    Son: Mom, dad, I’m gay..
    Dad: *heavy breathing*
    Mom: Honey, please don’t!
    Dad: *clenches fists*
    Mom: No honey, don’t do it!

    Dad: HI GAY, I’M DAD

  • For the Emperor!

    Given their law on “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships” (nothing bans such relationships, only using it in advertising and media available to children), I can see how this situation could “transgress” that law. All EA have to do is make the “age classification” in Russian territories a bit higher so that it is not “meant” for children. Then the law is satisfied and the kids will just disregard the rating like they do in any other game (like GTA). For the trigger-happy crowd: please note I am not endorsing that law, I am merely thinking within their legal framework for a solution, rather than being single-minded about it.

  • Man, with Trump one side of the Ocean and the Russians we’re all in for a three-way.

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    Clearly, Putin gets triggered by sausages touching….

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