# Red Card Homophobia

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Ivan Rakitic homophobic and racist comments

A year ago, FIFA fined Vlatko Markovic, president of the Croatian football federation for declaring that “there’s no way I could pick a homosexual player for selection”, and that “luckily, only wholesome people play football”. Have you shared a changing room with any homosexual players? What you you think about respect?

I respect homosexuals, but I don’t want that sort of person in the changing room. I wouldn’t leave a club because of it, because I respect homosexuals just as much as I do black people, fat people or dwarfs but if at all possible I prefer not to have gays in my life.


Thanks fuchsl for the link.

Thanks @Victoriana1978 for the translation.

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