DFB President Fritz Keller has been in a clinch with other executives for months.
Now some misconduct leaked through - Keller reacted immediately.
DFB President Keller compared his vice cook to a National Socialist.
The association announced that Keller had apologized for it.
DFB General Secretary Curtius is said to have reported to the ethics committee.
Frankfurt / Main - The DFB does not come out of the negative headlines! Latest crisis: a verbal derailment of his president Fritz Keller. According to media reports, the 64-year-old from Freiburg compared his Vice President Rainer Koch with the National Socialist judge Roland Freisler after the presidium meeting on Friday.
The German Football Association did not comment on details, but confirmed an apology from Keller.
“Sometimes words fall in controversy that shouldn't and shouldn't fall.
I apologized to Rainer Koch personally and in writing for this, ”Fritz Keller was quoted as saying.
“He's the size to accept the apology, for which I am grateful.
Especially with regard to the victims of National Socialism, the comparison was completely inappropriate.
I very much regret this and will choose my words wisely in the future. "
DFB President Keller draws Nazi comparison - ethics committee should be involved
Freisler, who died in 1945, was a participant in the Wannsee Conference and was one of those responsible for organizing the Holocaust and later president of the notorious People's Court, where he sentenced around 2,600 people to death.
Including against the resistance group "White Rose".
The long-time DFB vice and temporary interim association chief Koch is a criminal judge at the Munich Higher Regional Court.
information, DFB General Secretary Friedrich Curtius then reported to the association's ethics committee.
The DFB did not want to comment on this.
The top of the association has long been considered divided. For months the camps around Keller on the one hand and Curtius on the other have been almost irreconcilable. This led to great resentment at the grassroots level, which numerous representatives of the state and regional associations expressed in a letter of protest before the meeting.