Basketball Player With The Last Name F***

Publish Date
Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:18AM


For the record, it’s pronounced “foo-kee”.

Meet Guilherme Carabagiale Fuck, the basketball player with an unfortunate last name.

Fuck hails from Brazil, but his name is of German heritage. Currently he is playing basketball in Canada, where he is rising to prominence — but it isn’t a the four-letter word that is emblazoned across the back of his singlet.

Until now, his college had opted to use his first-last name, Carabagiale, instead, as you can see on his Medicine Hat Rattlers’ roster photo below.


Fuck is proud of his name. He wants to embrace it.

So before he attempts to make his mark on a larger stage, at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national championships, he will be officially referred to as Fuck.

“It doesn’t mean what people think it means,” Fuck told the Medicine Hat News. “In German it means fox.”

Rattlers coach Craig Price agreed it was time to start referring to their forward by his real name.

“In a lot of ways, at the beginning we were just going to avoid any confusion or any potential issues, whereas now we’re at the point of, this is the guy’s name, he’s an all-Canadian,” Price said.

“We shouldn’t be avoiding it, he’s proud of being a Rattler and we want to support him.

“He takes great pride in his heritage, in where he comes from, and technically in what his name is.”

Fuck explained: “When they asked my opinion I said I want to have my last-last name, I’m not ashamed of it.

“I would rather always use my last-last name. Back in Brazil that’s what I use, I don’t use my first-last name.”


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