News : Amazement after Friedhelm Funkel’s bizarre statement about Bayer players
1. FC Köln also lost in the debut of the new coach Friedhelm Funkel and are still heading towards the seventh relegation from the Bundesliga. The Cologne team lost 3-0 (0-1) at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday and are three points behind and one game more than Hertha BSC on the relegation place penultimate.
Leon Bailey (5th / 76th minute) and Moussa Diaby (51st) scored the goals for the Werkself. The “Effzeh” has now been without a win for nine games.
Funkel was supposed to explain the defeat at Sky after the game and stumbled into a confused statement. “Leverkusen has this tremendous speed. Because of their, yes … one or the other expression you can no longer say because of their players who are just so fast,” the coach struggled at the microphone.
Does Funkel suppress a racist prejudice?
On Twitter, users wonder what Funkel was trying to say. Some are joking. “Since when can you no longer say wingers?”
But the tenor is different: Funkel believes that Bayer has a speed advantage due to the black players and thus serves racist prejudices. A user writes on Twitter: “We all know which expression was meant and it’s absolutely disgusting how jokingly both those involved in the interview accept it. It was absolutely underground.”
The amazement at the sparkle remains. The Sky reporter did not ask for an explanation after the testimony.