Croatian Football: The New Gay Rights Hurdle

Vladko Markovic, the president of  the Croatian Football Federation, does not believe that gay people have mad soccer

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In an interview with the Vecernji List, he swore that:  “While I’m a president of the Croatian Football Federation, there will be no homosexuals playing in the national team.”

Markovic believes that he’ll never have the need to deny a gay man his place on the Croatia national football team, because the Vecernji List reported him as saying that “Luckily, only normal people play football.”

Needless to say, gay and lesbian groups in Croatia are displeased with Markovic’s statements, and have informed the Croatian media that on top of reporting Vlatko Markovic to the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations), they plan to sue him for discrimination.

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