Patrick Owomoyela and Norbert Dickel: Racism scandal in the friendly game! BVB draws consequences
Ex-BVB star Patrick Owomoyela has not just struck himself as a commentator on a friendly match by Borussia Dortmund with fame. Image: Ina Fassbender / picture alliance / dpa
runner-up Borussia Dortmund has his two former professionals Patrick Owomoyela and Norbert Dickel after their verbal missteps in one Transmission of the club's own TV station sanctioned. Both were also "unmistakably clarified" that "their attempt to be funny has gone completely wrong, was absolutely out of place and such statements have no place with us," said the Bundesliga club of the German Press Agency. The contribution that WDR had previously reported is no longer available on the Dortmund website.
BVB stars Patrick Owomoyela and Norbert Dickel derailed in test match commentary
Owomoyela and Dickel had commented on BVB's friendly against Udinese Calcio (4: 1) on July 27, with several derailments. Several times fell the term "Itaker", the 57-year-old Dickel, active for Dortmund between 1986 and 1990, added: "Itaker is not an insult." Ex-national player Owomoyela, who had played for BVB from 2008 to 2013, also imitated the tone of Adolf Hitler.
Owomoyela and Dickel crosses for racism scandal
"Both were very uncomfortable with their comments from nine days ago," the club said. "They were deeply disappointed with themselves, so they approached the management immediately after the transfer." Owomoyela and Dickel "publicly acknowledged their misconduct one week ago and promised that it will not happen again, even during the next transmission they emphasized that they were" beside the track. "There's nothing to add."
Borussia Dortmund emphasizes commitment against racism
The Dortmunder, on Saturday the Supercup against Bayern Munich had won 2-0 and as co-favorite for the championship in the beginning of the season on 16 August, also stressed that the two former professionals "at us intensively for years in the anti-racismOwomoyela received the Udo Lindenberg Prize in 2006 for his work against xenophobia.
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