DFB sports court closes proceedings against Keller because of Nazi settlement

Fritz Keller (64) will no longer be prosecuted by the sports court of the German Football Association after his resignation as DFB President for his unspeakable Nazi statement.

The ethics chamber of the committee had discontinued the procedure with the approval of the ethics committee, announced the DFB. Keller escaped a possible ban with the decision last Monday to resign.

Hans E. Lorenz, the chairman of the sports court, said: “Fritz Keller himself drew the consequences of the leadership crisis at the DFB and thus assumed responsibility for the damaged image of the DFB, for which he is certainly not solely responsible. This means that sanctioning has become superfluous. ”

What happened?

Keller had called his Vice President Rainer Koch (62) during a meeting of the presidium at the end of April as “Freisler”. Roland Freisler was chairman of the People’s Court under National Socialism.

Lorenz: “This behavior by Fritz Keller constitutes an offense and constitutes a serious violation of the DFB’s code of ethics. In the event that Fritz Keller had not resigned, the sports court would have considered a temporary ban on his function. Such a measure would now be in vain. “

The case was heard last Friday, and three days later, Keller completed his announced resignation. The office of DFB President is “one of the most difficult to fill in Germany,” said Lorenz. “What is needed are personalities who are willing and able to trust amateurs and professionals, volunteers and full-time positions.”


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