The Croatian World Cup football squad is boycotting the world’s media in protest of nude photographs of members of the team being published around the world.
The players were snapped naked by the swimming pool of their hotel at Praia do Forte by photographers who were reportedly waiting in the bushes.
The photographs, which include pictures of renowned defenders Vedran Corluka and Dejan Lovren, were first published by Croatian online news and gossip websites, but were soon republished around the world.
In response to the player-led boycott, Croatian coach Niko Kovac, said:
“How would you feel if someone took naked pictures of you?”