Fürth – The sports director of the second division soccer club SpVgg Greuther Fürth, Rachid Azzouzi, has defended himself against criticism of the restart of the first and second Bundesliga during the coronavirus crisis.
In an interview with «Bild am Sonntag», the 49-year-old former professional said that both the much-discussed video of Hertha player Salomon Kalou who had subsequently been suspended and the subsequent discussion had “made him angry”.
«So far, a player has behaved stupidly and irresponsibly. But we have about 1200 professionals in Germany who, in my opinion, are very disciplined and have now suddenly been condemned across the board by Kalous video, »said Azzouzi.
In the video that Kalou had shot in the Hertha booth, among other things, there had been several violations of the measures taken in the fight against the further spread of the virus. Azzouzi said that afterwards everyone was put in a drawer, “all football was felt to be irresponsible, almost criminal”.
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