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Suit Against Homophobic Soccer Exec Dropped

Suit Against Homophobic Soccer Exec Dropped

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One of two pending lawsuits against the president of Croatia's soccer federation was dropped Thursday.

A spokesman for the Zagreb, Croatia, county court said Thursday that the judge rejected one of the cases against Vlatko Markovic, according to the Associated Press. Last year he said that gay players could not participate in Croatian soccer and that "only healthy people play football." His statement sparked lawsuits from two different gay rights groups.

Despite European soccer's ruling body opening an additional case against him, Markovic was reelected to a fourth term as federation president in December.

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