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Croatian World Cup Star Dejan Lovren Rejects Accusations Of Fascism

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Dejan Lovren, a centre back who has rejoined Lyon in France, on Friday denied he sang fascist songs after Croatian victories in the World Cup or made homophobic tweets

Dejan Lovren, a centre back who has replied Lyon in France, on Friday denied he sang fascist songs after Croatian palms in the World Cup or made homophobic tweets.” I was attacked,” the 33- time-old former Liverpool player told AFP in an interview in Lyon, where he also played from 2010- 13.” They distort in a negative way at formerly without pertaining to the right song. This has nothing to do with fascism.”” For me, it’s a nationalistic song about my country, which means that I love my country.”

A videotape appeared after Croatia excluded Brazil on penalties in the quarter- tests in Qatar, showing the players singing in the changing room with Lovren and Marcelo Brozovic of Inter Milan at the centre.

Lovren raised his right arm as they began singing along to a recording.

Some observers claimed the song was’ Za dom spremni!'(‘ For motherland – ready!’) an hymn of the Ustase fascist organisation whoco-operated with the Nazis during the Second World War occupation of Yugoslavia.

“The song we’re talking about isn’t’ Za dom spremni‘ but’ Cavoglave’ which isn’t fascist at all. It goes back to the emancipation of the country and to the glory of Croatia, which we all sing to celebrate a happy event. My country fought for its independence veritably lately and is still under construction,” Lovren said.

Bojna Cavoglave'(‘ Cavoglave legion’) dates from 1992. It was a megahit for Croatian band Thompson. It was written by the lead songster Marko Petkovic, who fought in a original Croatian host in the Yugoslav wars.

“It isn’t good that my stay starts like this. I admire everyone. The first person who complimented me after the World Cup was Novak Djokovic who’s Serbian. A country where I’ve numerous musketeers,” Lovren said.

In April, Lovren, who was playing for Zenit Saint Petersburg at the time, also attracted review after twittering a print which sounded to show him cancelling his Disney subscription just after the American media company had made clear its opposition to Florida’s’ Do not Say Gay’ legislation.

Lovren said he’d again been misknew, adding he’d supported juggernauts against racism by football’s world and european governing bodies.

“I’ve taken a stage for FIFA and UEFA, against demarcation and racism, specially by supporting Moise Kean of Juventus and lately Samuel Umtiti, as well as for the rights of deportees. I also supported the Black Lives Matter,” he said.

” I’ve always allowed that demarcation had no place in the world of soccer and now I’m attacked on this subject. Know More News…

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