DFB and ethics committee Tönnies: Will not be so bad


DFB and ethics committee Tönnies

DFB and Ethics Council discuss the Tönnies case. It would be important that Schalke's racist failure was severely punished.

Schalke boss Tönnies hugs the player Naldo

He loves the Brazilian Naldo, but for the "African" he only remembers Quark: Schalke boss Tönnies Photo: AP Photo / Martin Meissner

Clemens Tönnies, the meat-producing oligarch at the head of FC Schalke 04, is doing well. He can use the three-month break in football, which he recommended by his club's honor council, to view the football world as a racist. Errors observed . There are fans who want to force him to retire, but the Inner Circle of German football holds on to Tönnies. Jochen Schneider, the sports director of his own club, is behind him anyway. He even talks about a hunt for Tönnies, because the public indignation about his comments still did not stop. And former coach Friedhelm Funkel even believes that the butcher from Rheda-Wiedenbrück is currently being publicly slaughtered.

Today, Tönnies will examine what the ethics committee of the German Football Association decides in its case. It will not be that bad, he will think, after the association's honor council has determined that his remarks on the subject of Africa ("What do they do when it gets dark?") Are classified as non-racist. Perhaps he once wondered that there is even an ethics committee in the DFB. So far not much has been heard. This may be because the founding chairman of the committee, the recently deceased Klaus Kinkel, was once head of the German foreign intelligence service. And yet it is surprising that people know so little about the ethics committee in such a rotten association as the DFB.

The last two chairmen of the association, Wolfgang Niersbach and Reinhard Grindel, had to resign due to entanglements in corruption cases. Those who know are still silent about why 10 million Swiss francs were donated to a scaffolding company in Qatar, owned by a former FIFA board member before the 2006 World Cup. The fact that the association is unable to properly punish the major Nazi scandals and racist excesses in German football may have been the subject of the committee – but it is not known.

How it could happen that for a club like the Chemnitzer FC it was almost unimportant, that a mourning ceremony for a neo-Nazi and hooligan was held in the stadium, would certainly have been a subject for DFB ethics. Mesut Özil & # 39; s fan appearances alongside Turkish President Erdoğan could have landed in front of the commission – because the Özil Association also departed from the racially motivated Shitsorm. The public should actually hear something from the ethics committee every week. But don't do it.

The public should actually hear something from the ethics committee every week. But don't do it

The DFB ethics committee did not make a decision about Africa's decision on Clemens Tönnies, but agrees. "We still need background information. This is a matter of weeks, not months," said Commission President Nikolaus Schneider after the committee meeting on Thursday afternoon at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt / Main. (dpa)

This is also due to the construction of the committee, which must ensure compliance with the ethical code of the DFA. She cannot judge for herself, only bring things to the sports field. And in the case of Tönnies, she must first discuss whether she is in charge at all, as a chairman of the supervisory board of a club, who through his regional association is only indirect indirect member of the DFB, has built a mess. And yet high hopes for the committee. Because the ethical code is clear: "Racist, constitutional and xenophobic ambitions, as well as violent, discriminatory or inhuman behavior that we strongly oppose", it says. We are curious.

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