Here at GMS Towers we acknowledge that sexuality and gender is a spectrum rather than being made up of definitive labels that allow others to people in boxes.

So it was with great pleasure that we saw Brazilian icon Romario agree with us after it was claimed that he has a year-long affair with a transgender model.

According to Thalita Zampirolli, the pair enjoyed a series of flings over the course of 12 months - although Romario didn't know she was born a man.

The former Brazilian international was spotted leaving a club with Zampirolli recently - but took to Facebook to insist they were merely good friends.

However she told the Brazilian media a different story.

She said: "We did have relations, yes. We had an affair for one year, but he didn’t know about my sex change then.

"I’m a woman and Romario stayed with me knowing this, and I don’t have to go around explaining myself to everyone.

"We also kissed at Luan Santana’s show last week; I didn't want to have to explain this, but I don’t want to be a liar either.

"Romario’s a very good person and I don’t want to do him any harm, but I don’t want to be a liar either.”

There must be something in the water in Brazil because back in 2008 fellow Brazilian legend Ronaldo was caught red handed with three prostitutes who turned out to be transsexual.

The real kicker though? It was only recently that Romario aimed a little dig at Ronaldo for his previous transgressions.

Who else is excited for the World Cup in Brazil next year, then? If it's anywhere near as entertaining as this, it should be a corker.

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#Ronaldo
#Brazil Football
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