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Croatian football chief says sorry for anti-gay comments

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  1. As always, the bigot is sorry that his statement was “misinterpreted”, but he doesn’t regret saying it.

    “Luckily, only normal people play football.”

    Perhaps “normal” means something else in his mind. That makes sense.

  2. ‘misinterpreted’? lol.

  3. westcoastkid 11 Nov 2010, 7:28pm

    “Luckily, only normal people play football.” How can one “misinterpret” that comment? Fire his a*s, please!

  4. Bill (Scotland) 11 Nov 2010, 7:46pm

    Croatia is a ‘candidate’ for membership of the EU. Will the EU grow some backbone and make it clear that such attitudes preclude them from membership? It’s unlikely, I feel, given that some countries who have already been allowed into the ‘club’ have similarly antedeluvian views (e.g. Poland, Lithuania etc). Why do we have to put up with such attitudes?

    ‘Mintinterpreted’ my foot! He knows precisely what he said and meant every word of it!

  5. Mumbo Jumbo 11 Nov 2010, 8:34pm

    Lying git.

  6. Such countries need at least 20 to 30 years for generational change of attitudes. And that will be as long as they implement tolerance policies. I doubt it. But yet again, Poland was accepted and look at what they are.

  7. here you go, another one forced to apology, not that he really meaned it, is it?

  8. schuklegrubber 11 Nov 2010, 9:35pm

    Vecernji List is a rick (silent p)if this comment upsets him then “I appologise that my comments have in any way been misinterpreted”
    My intention was in no way to insult or offend anyone,I have absolutely nothing against members of any minority, especially not against those of a “straight” orientation.

  9. I wonder in what way anyone is likely to misinterpret his remarks? They were, in their stupid and ignorant way, perfectly unambiguous – models of clarity, in fact.

    Like that other idiot in the American South recently, he’s backtracking to try and keep his job. How humiliating for the poor little thing. Still, I daresay he’ll see it as a means to an end and nothing more.

  10. I have no respect for homophobes but I really can’t stand those who say what they are and then tell us that we misinterpreted it when it was perfectly clear what they meant.

  11. Sorry he can’t get away with it, that’s all.

  12. About two years ago, the Croatian national football coach made similar remarks and was promptly handed out a hefty fine by UEFA. Let’s hope enough complaints are received by UEFA about this latest homophobic outburst and they do something about it. Complain by email to

  13. jamestoronto 12 Nov 2010, 4:06am

    What’s to “misinterpret” you homophobic SOB. You were perfectly clear.

    Sorry. Apology NOT accepted.

  14. Stan Murphy 12 Nov 2010, 5:09am

    yeh – sure he has nothing against any minority group. Just the gays. he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar of hatred, and now he “repents”. What a joke. Kick him out to the unemployment line. Maybe he can get a job cleaing toilets, including his mouth

  15. Perhaps “apologise” means something else in his language. He hasn’t substantively changed anything of what he said, only that he’s sorry it’s upset people. It’s like when you complain to a company about their services and they say “I’m sorry you are upset,” which is fundamentally different to “I’m sorry we got it wrong.” Perhaps our friend has been to the same low-quality customer service courses.

  16. yeah…. sorry you were caught… cnut.

  17. Perfect example of a bigot unveiled! Trouble here is the EU issue and the backward society views generally of the eastern European nations – assension into the EU for these Nations is just not realistic at present, not for at least a generation or perhaps two, until they’ve matured into diverse culture, which they perhaps aspire to but just ain’t reached the bar yet!!!

  18. Another team that should be banned from international games. Do you think they do not have any gay fans or perhaps the odd gay player?

  19. Well, if his current behaviour means he has nothing against us, what will he say and do when he has? And how exactly would he know if we were playing for his federation?

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