Mr Voigt, you were Right on Wednesday at the match between Germany and Serbia...
.... I had given my parents tickets for Christmas. And so I went with them and my family to the game. We had thought: In an international match, because we have nothing to Worry about, that there are unpredictable Stress.
But there was Stress?
However. Behind us, three guys that were just ... full. Already in the first half, the told quite a lot of crap. That the team would be shit, that Joachim Löw would be shit. In the meantime, they wanted to knock each other on the snout. It was almost unbearable.
In a Video recorded after the game, talk of racist insults against Leroy Sané and Ilkay Gündogan.
Yes, that began in the second half. Gündogan, the Turk was "". At some point the guys had shot on Sané, described him as a "Negro". Again and again: "Negro, Negro ...". I felt that the adrenaline is rising up slowly and said to my wife: "Sorry, I have to say something." Then I turned around and asked: "Are you all three of the Nazis?" And then it started properly.
I have noted that the sheer racism. In a quiet Tone, even though I was shaking. But the guys said, otherwise one could not refer to him but in the end. He is "the Negro". Thought nothing of it, to call Sané easy. He was "the Negro". It was not to be endured. From that moment on, I was, of course, ducks. At first I was just "ridiculous", then an "Antifa-trailer, set fire to cars in Hamburg". It was getting worse and worse. At some point you have to an embarrassing Hitler-parody attempts, one of them said "Heil Hitler!".
How did the umsitzenden audience?
I felt completely alone. There was no one, not even at this time, would have supported me. On the contrary, An innocent woman agreed with the troublemakers, we should not today say "Yes" once more "Gypsy schnitzel". As if it were a question. None of the other spectators told the guys: "Shut up! It is enough."
As you were at home, you have recorded a Video and shared their impressions.
The thought appeared on the return journey. I was totally shocked. I then hung the Laundry, and I was always asked what I had experienced. I felt angry and helpless. In my work as a Basketball Journalist, I share my spontaneous views in small Videos.
The German Basketball Federal government committed in the last year of the #wearen more movement. At the same time, the DFB has been accused of internal racism. That was yesterday evening for a receipt?
No, I don't think so. For me this was an isolated case. But a case that makes it clear what's going on everything is wrong in this country. Here the national players will be offended again openly racist. And no one says anything! It's not about the bandage, it goes to each Individual. The DFB has been reported to me this Morning and asked that I'm involved in the full enlightenment.
How are the reactions on the Video?
There was a lot of encouragement. But also hatred. It was commented under my Video, that politics had nothing to seek in the stadium. But since the error is already! Racism is not policy, but a society problem. And a stadium audience is the reflection of our society. When I heard the first Call, was my two-year-old daughter asleep on my lap. And I asked myself: "In what world are we living in?" I didn't want to come home, and nothing said. So I got up.
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