Croatia football president loses appeal against anti-gay remarks fine
Croatian football federation president, Vlatko Markovic, has lost his appeal against being fined £9,000 ($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 had never met a gay player because “only healthy people play football.”
Croatian football officials later elected Markovic, a former player and national team coach, to serve a fourth four-year term.
From USA Today