June 8th, 2010

The Tuesday Torso: Fabio Cannavaro, Italy

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29 Responses to “The Tuesday Torso: Fabio Cannavaro, Italy”

  1. LICCA says:

    love him<3

  2. msd says:

    Nice abs… shame about the person behind them though. I can't get excited after some of the things he's said publicly.

    • juventina says:

      what do you mean?

      • msd says:

        He said some homophobic things in the press that I found quite offensive. Homophobia in general is a real turn off for me. And he publicly criticised Roberto Saviano, who I consider brave and decent.

        In general, footballers shouldn't open their mouths. Something stupid usually comes out.

        • MrsSexyMexy says:

          That’s really harsh! Canna actually praised Saviano and called him brave for recounting all that he saw and putting the truth out. Apart from that, he said the movie wasn’t going to help the image abroad of either Italy or Naples, as almost everyone he spoke to had the word ‘mafia’ come to mind as soon as they thought of Italy and his city. Being from Naples, he said let’s be wary for stereotyping people there, as it’s a great place with friendly people.
          When they asked him about homosexuality, all he said was ‘ On that, I am more Italian’ He had been praising Zapatero and the Spanish Govt earlier, so he was saying this was one issue he probably didn’t agree with the liberal Govt on. Does that make him bigoted? Heck, it’s even possible that all he meant was that he was opposed to ss marriages being legalized? Why would you try and fool those who aren’t clued into the happenings in Italy? Poor Canna!

          • msd says:

            Well, this isn’t a great place to get into a long discussion but I feel compelled to reply because you have implied that I am trying to “fool” people, which isn’t true…

            Read his comments in Vanity Fair about dressing rooms and being a gay icon etc. As for Saviano, he certainly felt that Cannavaro had attacked by telling him people should not speak of such things. He wrote an article in reply. Both these things have made me feel quite differently about him.

            • MrsSexyMexy says:

              Well, you can't expect everyone to provide the same old politically correct answers. The first response from certain groups to a comment as innocuous as that, was to label him an 'ambassador for the Vatican'. So it's okay to make pointed remarks about a religion, but when a fashion magazine asks you personal questions, how dare you put forth what you reallt think. To suggest that his having done that steamy underwear shoot with his teammates is hypocritical in the light of his 'dressing room' comments is equally ludicrous. It's about tolerance for views and a 'live and let live' approach from both sides.

              Warning: A lot of Italian footballers share his views, some much stronger; Legro and DDR to name just two.

              • msd says:

                Sorry Kickettes I really didn't mean to turn this into a long argument but now it's become important to reply…

                "Politically correct" isn't a four letter word, at least to me. It means not being homophobic (or racist or sexist). And tolerance doesn't mean shrugging your shoulders in the face of prejudice. Yes, sadly, I'm sure other players share those views but that doesn't make it okay.

                The Saviano thing was disappointing (I admire what he's written), but the other comments are more than that. I'm half Italian, born there but left when young, and I happen to have a gay brother who is also a big Azzurri fan. Cannavaro *knows* people look up to him. He *knows* people listen and pay attention to what he says. And I know how those (very public) comments made my brother feel.

                I'm pointing something out, something you said wasn't true – that's certainly not "fooling people". As I said to begin with; nice abs, shame about the things he says…

  3. Nancy says:

    Ahh Mamma Mia!

    Dio, Fabio, ti amo <3

  4. molly says:

    I like him, much musles. woooo….w

  5. Karin C. says:

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee him!!!!!!!!

    he is so hooooot!!!!!

    And yes, I'm moving to Dubai.

    Nothing left for me in Europe :(

  6. Emmy says:

    Now is wednesday, but love, love Fabio every day, every week!

  7. Lidoli says:

    Oh Captain! My Captain!!!! :)

  8. Garima says:

    OH, Canna! Damn those abs of him I can’t be mad at him for going to the UAE. Like fine wine I say, he gets better with age. <3

  9. SunnyK says:

    Can't every Torso Tuesday be dedicated to him?

  10. Johanna says:

    There's nothing like Fabio to brighten one's day. Grazie!

  11. C16 says:

    Oh My!!!! Canna ♥
    There’s nothing else to say, just wow! *drools

  12. Liz says:

    Il capitano gets better with age.

    Sei semplicemente bellissimo Fabio!

  13. Canna Fan says:

    My heart just skipped a beat! Thank you, Kickette!! :)

  14. juventina says:

    Grazie, capitano, grazie:) He may not be as good as he used to be on the pitch but he still gets the job done ;)

  15. Difficult Diva says:

    I'll have him for a late midnight snack and a hearty breakfast.

  16. Michelle says:

    Ah yes! :D Now that's more like it!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    this man is eternally beautiful!

  18. TristaJade says:

    Cannavaro really is my favorite Italian… yum.

  19. keziah says:

    Thank you kickette, simply thank you

  20. Louise says:

    I like his cadre of old man body guards.

    Still getting it done, Canna. Please, don't go to UAE!

  21. mamaly says:


  22. Graciela says:

    he is delicious. i would like him for lunch and dinner every day.

  23. Ella says:

    Oh my….(loses train of thought, stares, drooling at picture).