After the TV scandal over Marco van Basten with the Nazi greeting "Sieg Heil", the provider of the football simulation game "Fifa 20" distances himself from the former Dutch national player. The ex-striker will be removed "until further notice" from the video game, said the company Electronic Arts (EA), according to media reports.
"We expect our commitment to equality and diversity to be respected in all areas of our game," cited the Internet platform usgamer.net from the EA statement.
Previously, the US station Fox Sports had already suspended its cooperation with Van Basten - if only for a week. The 55-year-old had said as a TV expert after an interview by German coach Frank Wormuth from the football club Heracles Almelo in the studio, the words "Sieg Heil". A little later he apologized for the Nazi vocabulary.