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Phil Brown labels Pirlo 'homophobic' for not leaving Serie A

Somebody needs to tell the former Hull City boss the correct meaning of the word.

THE EVER INSIGHTFUL Phil Brown, not for the first time, has scored a bit of an own goal by branding Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo “homophobic”.

The outspoken former Hull City boss was giving it the whole ‘our Premier League is the best in the world’ speech on BBC Radio 5 Live and attempted to question why Pirlo has never made the switch to England.

He presumably mistook the word to mean ‘being afraid to leave home’, however, and instead suggested that the Juventus player has negative feelings towards members of the LGBT community.

Or maybe he was just getting mixed up with Antonio Cassano

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