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Fuck, what a great name for a basketball player

Guilherme Fuck is not ashamed of his surname.

I think this newspaper headline made everyone in Medicine Hat do a double-take on Thursday morning:

The full story, courtesy of Ryan McCracken at Medicine Hat News, shines a spotlight on Medicine Hat College Rattlers forward Guilherme Carbagiale Fuck.

While the Brazilian basketball star's name may stand out on paper, it's pronounced "Foo-key" and is of German origin.

"It doesn't mean what people think it means," said Fuck. "In German it means fox."

Given the fact that Fuck's name could bring about unwanted confusion, the college initially opted to use his middle, or first-last name, Carbagiale.

He's now owning (and using) his real last name and taking pride in it, to which we can only say, Fuck: that's great.

(h/t Deadspin)