‘A grave mistake’: German FA president apologises for using Nazi reference

‘A grave mistake’: German FA president apologises for using Nazi reference

The Guardian

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  • Fritz Keller used it in reference to his vice-president
  • Remark was made during board meeting last week

The president of Germany’s Football Association, the DFB, has apologised publicly for making a Nazi reference when talking to his vice-president in a meeting last week, saying it had been a “grave mistake”.

Fritz Keller referred to Rainer Koch, a civil judge, as “Freisler”, a reference to the prominent Nazi judge Roland Freisler, a participant at the 1942 Wannsee Conference where the Nazis laid out their “final solution” plan to exterminate the Jews.

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