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Scandal in the Bundesliga! DFB makes a surprising verdict and issues a ban


At the Bundesliga game between Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen there were racist statements against the Leverkusen Nadem Amiri. Now the DFB has made a judgment.

At the Bundesliga game between Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen there were racist statements against the Leverkusen Nadem Amiri.

Now the DFB has made a judgment.

Update from January 21, 10:49 p.m.:

Union Berlin's defender

Florian Hübner

has been


for two games

by the sports court of the


after the dispute with Leverkusen's

Nadiem Amiri



investigators of the DFB control committee found no evidence

for the accusation of

racist insult


There was suspicion in the room that Huebner had insulted his opponent as a "shitty Afghan".

Huebner is missing because of unsportsmanlike behavior in the games on Saturday at FC Augsburg and a week later against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

“I was rightly punished for my behavior in the verbal argument with the Leverkusen player Nadiem Amiri.

It is of fundamental importance for me that the sports court and the DFB assume that I myself have been verbally attacked beforehand and that my statements were not discriminatory or in any way racist, ”Huebner was quoted in a statement from his club.

“All kinds of xenophobia and discrimination are deeply detested in my family and by me.

I spoke to Amiri and we settled everything. ”The 29-year-old also has to pay a fine of 20,000 euros.

Racism scandal: dispute between Hübner and Amiri - DFB is investigating

Update from January 16, 2021, 2:13 p.m.:


control committee of the DFB

has started

the investigation

after the alleged

racist insult

by a

Union Berlin player


Nadiem Amiri


"There is a suspicion that the Berlin player

Florian Hübner

could have racially insulted his Leverkusen opponent Nadiem Amiri, whose parents come from Afghanistan," said the association.



emphasizes that it has asked everyone involved to comment.

The association does not tolerate any


, explained Anton Nachreiner, chairman of the control committee: "This is an absolute no-go for us and will be punished accordingly if it is proven."

Union Berlin

, however, rejected allegations that there had been

racist statements

by one of its players.

The allegation was brought to the club, "we do not have this information ourselves," said

Union manager Oliver Ruhnert


Racism scandal: Nadiem Amiri accepts apology - "This is done for me now"

Update from January 16, 2021, 1:20 p.m.:

After the

racism scandal

at the encounter between

Union Berlin


Bayer Leverkusen

, the issue seems to have been resolved, at least between the players involved.

“He came to my locker room after the game.

Out of the emotions, ugly words were uttered on the pitch that he is very sorry for, ”

Amiri is

quoted in a statement from his club.

"He gave me a credible assurance that it was, and that's why the matter is now over for me," said the German international.

"Sch *** Afghane": Racism scandal overshadows Union victory against Leverkusen - "Hope that has consequences"

First report from January 16, 2021:

Berlin - The

racism problem



has been publicly discussed for years


Associations, clubs, players and fan groups condemn


in the strongest possible



In the past year in particular, the

“Black Lives Matter” movement


the issue

to the fore again and yet there are still racist incidents.

Union - Leverkusen: Racist statements against Amiri

On Friday evening, January 15, 2021, football was overshadowed again.

At the

Bundesliga *



Union Berlin *


Bayer Leverkusen *

there was a


between the players of both teams

shortly after the final whistle


Union's 1-0 victory quickly became a minor matter.

According to several statements from


, a

racist statement by

a Union player was the trigger.

“What I find very bitter is the situation that



Nadiem Amiri

, where his origins, where his parents come from, were insulted.

I think that's very, very sad, it doesn't belong on the football pitch, ”said

Jonathan Tah

in an interview with 



"Fucking Afghan": Unioner insults Amiri racially

During a discussion immediately after the final whistle, Unioner


the term “shitty Afghan”

was used by the German national player Amiri

, Tah said: “I hope that has consequences.

Of course that doesn't work. "

Union trainer Urs Fischer

has now promised clarification.

“I will address that.

We will try to clarify ", said Fischer and added:" If that should be the case, I apologize for it. "

Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen strongly condemn the incident


Union Berlin spokesman Christian work

found clear words.

After the end of the game and maybe even in the final phase of the game, “a lot of ugly words were said on the pitch that had absolutely no place there”, he explained and made the position of the club clear: “


is on the football field and elsewhere not to look for society. "

Leverkusen's coach Peter Bosz

also took a clear position: “Something like that should never, ever happen on a football pitch,” said Bosz.

On the match day PK he further explained: “I spoke to

Nadiem Amiri



At first I didn't know what was going on.

I thought it had something to do with the referee, but he explained to me that it wasn't.

Something like that should never happen on a soccer field. "

Amiri's teammate Kerem Demirbay

didn't want to comment directly on the verbal attacks on the pitch: “I noticed.

I have respect for both players, but that's all I want to say.

What happens on the soccer field stays there.

If you want to comment on it, then that is your decision. ”(Md with SID)

* is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network

Source: merkur

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