27/06/2009 | Writer: KAOS GL

June 25, 2009

A football referee in Turkey has claimed he was dismissed by the game's governing body for being gay.

Halil Ibrahim Dincdag has been refereeing for 13 years and his defence of his sexuality on a popular sports TV programme has divided opinion.

Mr Dincdag, 33, said that 80% of his fellow referees had rung him to express support.

Tags: human rights