No gay footballers, says Markovic

A Rapid Vienna fan favourite has caused outrage among homosexuals by claiming that there were only “normal people” on his team.Croatian Football Federation President Vlatko Markovic, who played for Wiener Sportklub in the 1960s before managing Rapid in the 1985/1986 season, said in a newspaper interview: “As long as I head the football federation, there will be no homosexuals playing in the national team.”Asked by daily newspaper Vecernji whether he has ever met a homosexual footballer, the 73-year-old said: “Luckily, only normal people play football.”Croatian gay and lesbian pressure groups are considering suing Markovic over his statements, according to the Croatian Times.