Croatia football head Markovic loses gay slur case
UEFA says Croatian football federation president Vlatko Markovic
has lost his appeal against being fined ?10,000 ($14,500) for
making anti-gay remarks.
UEFA says its appeal body ruled that Markovic made an
”inappropriate statement” to the press and dismissed his
challenge against the punishment.
The 74-year-old Markovic said in an interview last November that
a gay player wouldn’t play for Croatia while he led the federation,
and that he never met a gay player because ”only healthy people
Croatian football officials later elected Markovic, a former
player and national team coach, to serve a fourth four-year