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Derailment on TV: Van Basten apologizes for "Sieg Heil" statement


Marco van Basten was a big man on the football field. As a TV expert, he has now but wrong in the word out of print. The German coach Frank Wormuth he called the Nazi greeting.

In the Netherlands, a commentary by former Dutch football star and current TV expert Marco van Basten has caused a stir. Following an interview with the German coach of Heracles Almelo, Frank Wormuth, on the Dutch offshoot of Fox Sports called van Basten from the television studio, the coach a "victory Heil" behind.

Subsequently, the former European footballer apologized for this: This had been a "misplaced joke". It was not his intention to "shock people, I apologize for that". Also the transmitter spoke of an "inappropriate remark, not only today, but on each day".

Wow. Marco van Basten. Ongelooflijk.

- Yorin (@TheReaIYorin) November 23, 2019

The matchday in the Dutch division of honor this weekend should be deliberately put into action against Rasissmus. Last week, Rotterdam player Ahmad Mendes Moreira had been insulted and insulted at the second division match Den Bosch versus Excelsior Rotterdam, which had caused much outrage in the Netherlands. Even bond coach Ronald Koeman, formerly a teammate van Bastens at Oranje, had then clearly to speak.

"Every time he (Racism) is tackled with kid gloves," Koeman said. "You have to leave the field, we would do that as a Dutch team," said Koemann.

Source: spiegel

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