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UEFA to investigate Croatian football chief over ‘gay ban’

PinkNews Staff Writer November 18, 2010

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UEFA is to investigate the president of the Croatian Football Federation after he said he would not allow gay players on the national team.

The governing body for football in Europe will decide whether Vlatko Markovic broke rules relating to discrimination and football officials’ decent conduct, AP reports.

A disciplinary panel will hear the case on November 25th.

Earlier this month, the former footballer told Croatian newspaper Vecernji List: “While I’m a president of the Croatian Football Federation, there will be no homosexuals playing in the national team.”

He also said that only “normal people” play football.

Mr Markovic apologised last week for the comments.

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