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Steffen Freund explains after a scandal during the DFB game: "I just had to think about my wife"

2021-10-13T08:21:37.657Z

Steffen Freund was a co-commentator at the DFB international match against North Macedonia. After a set, a shit storm followed against the ex-national player.



Steffen Freund was a co-commentator at the DFB international match against North Macedonia.

After a set, a shit storm followed against the ex-national player.

Skopje - In November last year, TV expert and ex-national player Steffen Freund attracted attention with several extremely confusing statements.

At that time, the former professional tried in the soccer talk "Doppelpass" to establish a connection between the misconduct of two former Schalke players and their French-Algerian descent.

Freund had to take a lot of criticism for this.

On Monday evening, the 51-year-old made another absolutely dispensable statement during the international match between Germany and North Macedonia (4-0), this time with regard to women.

Then there was renewed criticism.

Steffen Freund: Co-commentator irritates with a woman saying - and immediately receives a shit storm

The accusation against the co-commentator of the World Cup qualifying game: sexism.

North Macedonian Arijan Ademi was injured during the first half, and Freund commented on the repetition of the painful scene with an archaic remark.

"The women please look away in this slow motion," said the long-time Bundesliga player in the middle of the live broadcast on RTL.

Obviously, many viewers disliked the end devices.

Immediately there was criticism, especially on Twitter, people criticized the expression of the expert.

A large number of the dissenting voices are bothered by the outdated narrative of the weak woman who needs to be protected, and the community provides appropriate slogans.

“Which mullet century does Steffen Freund come from?

Greetings to all nurses and doctors, ”writes a Twitter user.

"For the fact that Steffen Freund has three children, he knows relatively little about the resilience of the female body," says another.

Steffen Freund: Ex-national player annoys many fans with a saying and explains himself

“That Steffen

Freund obviously does not have the intellectual competence to speak in front of millions of people, is no longer a surprise, ”said an outraged user.

“Watching the foul was nowhere near as bad as Steffen's silly talk

Listen to a friend, "notes a female user.

But there are also some Twitter users who defend Freund for his "flippant" slogan.

Freund himself declared himself on Twitter on Tuesday morning.

"When Ademi was injured, I just had to think about my wife, who can only endure slow motion like me very badly," said the former Premier League professional.

"I hope that Ademi has not injured himself too badly and I wish him a speedy recovery", was the conclusion of the explanation given by the European champion in 1996. Already at the allegations of racism almost a year ago, Freund indicated that he had "unfortunately so misleadingly expressed ".

The private broadcaster did not make a statement about Freund's statements, RTL referred to the expert's explanation.

(ajr)

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Source: merkur

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