In yet another example of the rampant homophobia in European sports, Croatian Football Federation president Vlatko Markovic has said gays are not welcome in his league.
"While I'm a president of the Croatian Football Federation, there will be no homosexuals playing in the national team", Vlatko Markovic said in an interview with Croatian national daily Vecernji List.
Asked whether in his career he has met a homosexual footballer, he has replied
"Luckily, only normal people play football".
Croatian gay organizations are consideration an anti-discrimination lawsuit against the 73-year-old Markovic, who was a young boy when the Nazis came to town.
It's amazing to me how people hold up Europe as this gay panacea where all people are accepted for who they are, yet the European sports world makes the NFL and Major League Baseball look like a Pride Parade.
Hat tip to Towleroad.