Grand Valley State University football team coach praised the leadership of the German porter and suspended his position
USA TODAY Sports
Grand Valley State University suspended a football coach after praising Adolf Hitler during an interview for the Michigan student newspaper saying that "the way he managed to lead was such a second to none." During the interview on Thursday, sports reporter Kellan Wes wrote to Morris Berger a variety of questions designed to help fans learn more about the manager's role in football.
At the end of the interview, she asked him to name three people in history with whom he would like to have dinner except football figures.
"It probably won't lead to good criticism but I want to say Adolf Hitler. Obviously it was very sad and he had bad motives but the way he managed to lead was such a second to her. How he made the team work together. I would like to know how he did it "His intentions were bad, of course, but you can't deny he was a great leader."
After the article was published, the university decided to suspend Berger and issued a condemnation: "Coach Morris Berger's remarks do not reflect the values of Grand Valley State University, the management is looking into the coach's future."