Australian Soccer Coach Insults Women — in Latin

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Socceroos coach Holger Osieck looks ahead during an Australian Socceroos training session at Etihad Stadium on June 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck looks ahead during an Australian Socceroos training session at Etihad Stadium on June 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Speaking into a hot mike before a press conference yesterday, Holger Osieck, the German coach of Australia's national soccer team, joked that a Football Australia official was ordering him around like his wife. And while he's on the topic of women, are you familiar with this useful Latin phrase?

"There's a saying, 'Mulieres taceres in ecclesia' ... 'women should shut up in public' ... I say it to my wife at home, it is a private one."

Olsieck apologized to those who were offended yesterday, the Daily Mail reports, promising that it was "nothing more than a funny remark," "nothing against any women or whatever,"and "definitely just a complete misunderstanding," albeit one even his wife might share. "If my wife knows, I'll probably be in big trouble when I get home," he said.