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Löw dismisses gay and toupee rumours

The Local · 27 Apr 2011, 11:34

Published: 27 Apr 2011 11:34 GMT+02:00

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The popular mop-haired, married coach was asked by daily Die Welt this week how he felt about being “grouped with the gay half” of the national football team.

In a less-than-subtle questioning technique, Die Welt pondered why it was that so many footballers’ sexuality was a matter of speculation when sports such as handball and synchronised swimming attracted no such interest.

The paper then asked how Löw felt about the speculation surrounding himself, given he was considered a snappy dresser.

“I’ve heard that before,” said Löw, who is normally guarded about his private life. “What can I say about it? It’s like with the toupee – that’s also untrue. Feel free to ask my wife.”

The toupee reference referred to rumours his undeniably impressive head of hair was really a wig, another subject of fascination in Germany. There is even a Facebook page dedicated to the coach’s hip mop of thick black hair.

“I’ve heard that before too. Rubbish. You’re welcome to tug on it. There is so much mischief made. I suppose it’s part of my job.”

The interviewer took him up on the offer and declared it real.

Löw has led the young German team to strong performances, finishing third in the 2010 World Cup and holding a 100 percent win record in qualifiers for next year's Euro 2012 competition.

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He last year signed a contract that will keep him with Germany until 2014.

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Your comments about this article

17:35 April 27, 2011 by jmclewis
Hey Lowe do you mind not giving people the finger.
18:47 April 27, 2011 by Landmine
yeah, nice picture....
01:59 April 28, 2011 by finanzdoktor
I don't know, maybe we deserve the "finger" salute, for being so fascinated into whether or not his hair is real and sexual orientation, instead of his successful record as a national team soccer coach.
03:58 April 28, 2011 by DavidtheNorseman
Low should know! At least they gave the man the chance to speak for himself. Good on them.
04:39 April 28, 2011 by rosebudnv
who would care and why should they?
04:58 April 28, 2011 by DrStrangelove
Very clever. They used the real-hair tug to "prove" he is not gay! Now I'm SURE he must be gay. It's the same as with Obama's birth certificate.
10:39 April 28, 2011 by tallady
DrStrangelove your sure Obamas birth certificate is gay ?
09:41 April 29, 2011 by raandy
Come on Loew, take of that wig and come out of the closet.
13:56 April 30, 2011 by Jerr-Berlin
So 50 % of the players can play both ways (switch hitters)as an AmE baseball idiom...

Bitte, bring back the German dude with the American wife in sunny southern California eh...
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