Croatian football federation president Vlatko Markovic has
appealed to UEFA against his ?10,000 ($14,100) fine for making
UEFA says it expects to schedule the appeal hearing next month
after Markovic challenged his sanction for an ”inappropriate
statement” to the press.
UEFA acted after the 74-year-old Markovic said in an interview
last November that a gay player ”certainly” would not play for
Croatia while he was national federation president. He said he
never met a gay player because ”only healthy people play
One month later, Croatian officials elected Markovic to a fourth
Markovic serves on FIFA’s football committee and is expected to
attend the governing body’s congress in Zurich next week.