The Swedish bordtennislandstræner Peter Sartz has ended up in a whirlwind, after he has been accused of having uttered sexist comments against female players.
It has among other things been stortalentet Ellen Holmsten, to drop the national team, which she talks about on her blog.
But now comes a Danish woman Sartz to the rescue.
the Former olympian and dancing with the stars-winner, Mie Forest, through a long number of years been trained by the very same Peter Sartz, and she has a completely different image of the swede.
- I have not experienced any of it, which is described in the Swedish confederation right now, she says to Ekstra Bladet, and continues:
- Sartz has a good humor and says some things that fall to him, since it is a part of his humor. But it has never affected me or been in the vicinity of what is being described. It has never had a sexist character.
- do you Think there are teams in the charges?
- I will not make me wise, if there is teams in it. But I hope that it has been perceived wrong, if he has said anything that could have offended anyone.
- of Course, it is really too bad, if any players have been bothered by it. I hope it is a big misunderstanding.
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Peter Sartz (tv) has for years trained Mie Forest. Photo: Peter Hove Olesen
the Image of Peter Sartz has got a few scratches in Sweden, after prosecutors have come out, which annoyed Mie Forest.
- As I know Peter Sartz, so he has a huge heart, so I do not imagine that there has been a hold of something, he said, she says.
Emma Holmsten says that she has after her blog post has received inquiries from former players, who used familiarly to her descriptions - and that no current players dare say anything for fear of losing the square.
Even she is not in any doubt as to what the consequence should be.
- I think that they should fire him. It is obvious, says the young swede.
The Swedish bordtennisforbund have launched an investigation and hope to come up with a review in the next week, and until then have Sartz the federation's full support.