Club manager Fortuna Dusseldorf, Thomas Röttgermann, called for a systematic reassessment of German professional football after several incidents of racism and discrimination.
"In football, we face a huge heterogeneity.In these cases, we are talking about a chairman of the supervisory board, a player and a club radio – you can not compare these cases in detail ", said Röttgermann and added: "But what connects them: I miss the consequence of treatment, I think too much is allowed and too little is said consistently: Stop, here is a line that has been crossed, so it will not continue."
Scandal concerning the supervisory board S04, derailment on BVB TV
In BVB TV and NetRadio Borussia Dortmund, Norbert Dickel and Patrick Owomoyela had verbal derailments. Schalke's supervisory board, Clemens Tönnies, said at the "Trade Day" that 20 power plants in Africa should be financed in the fight against climate change each year, rather than increasing the number of power plants in Africa. taxes. "Then Africans would stop felling trees and stop producing children when it's dark." Tönnies leaves his office after a decision by Schalke Ehrenrat of three months of rest. The third division, Chemnitzer FC, had its captain, Daniel Frahn, move closer to the right-wing scene and move away from the scorer.
Röttgermann pointed out that it was not a football problem. "It is the actors at all levels who are confronted with this complex and complex heterogeneity, often avoiding confrontation so as not to face criticism or emotional resistance to draw the necessary conclusions", says the 58 year old.
"Do not give motive to racist remarks"
It is to be feared that such statements are unacceptable. "These red lines must not be crossed, nothing justifies the publication of racist remarks, nothing at all" said Röttgermann.
In Tönnies, he takes a clear position. "With regard to racism and discrimination, there is no buffer solution for me, and if someone says that, he disdains the other groups", says the CEO. He himself would have drawn consequences. "I'm not Clement Tönnies, but I can tell myself: I would have resigned."
dpa / red
To: 22.08.2019, 10:45