"Clear edge": DFB bans Erdmann for eight weeks because of racist statements

The DFB sports court cracked down on Dennis Erdmann. The defender from 1. FC Saarbrücken was banned for eight weeks because of racist comments. The FCS appealed the judgment.

Long banned: Dennis Erdmann.

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On Monday, the interrupted oral hearing against Erdmann in Frankfurt’s Hermann-Neuberger-Haus entered the next round. After this, the DFB sports court found it proven that Erdmann had insulted several opponents with racist remarks during the third division match against 1. FC Magdeburg on August 25, 2021. The committee followed the request of the DFB control committee and charged the Saarbrücken resident with a ban of eight weeks and a fine of 3000 euros for “grossly sporting behavior”. The previously announced pre-suspension of a game will be taken into account.

The 1st FCS appealed the judgment on Monday evening, as emerged from a message from the Saarlanders.

The negotiation was led by Stephan Oberholz, the deputy chairman of the DFB sports court. As a justification, he said: “For us, the allegations have been confirmed in the evidence. The fact that the referee or other Saarbrücken players did not notice the statements of player Erdmann, does not mean that they did not occur. For deliberate false statements of all Magdeburg witnesses and one There are no indications of any conspiracy against Dennis Erdmann. ”

With the two-month ban, the DFB takes decisive action. “In principle, the DFB does not tolerate any form of racism or discrimination in its seats and shows a clear edge here. That is why a severe punishment had to be pronounced,” said Oberholz.

Erdmann himself denies the allegations.

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