In his role as national coach and assistant national coach of the Danish Orientation-Forbund (DOF) felt Torbjørn Gasbjerg itself as a close partner to the sportschefen Lars Lindstrom.
According to the latter, in december, was fired for, among other things 'manipulative behavior, unacceptable statements about eating disorders, as well as a dictatorial and exclusionary style', felt Gasbjerg feel compelled to speak up.
It writes Jyllands-Posten.
- I was stunned at the sacking of Lars and had the need to ask a lot of questions for management to understand what had happened, and why we coaches had not been consulted beforehand.
I felt, also when the hit, I had been daily looking for runners. Had I overlooked any warning signs? I had watched through the fingers with something that others perceived as a big problem? says Torbjørn Gasbjerg to Jyllands-Posten.
It is believed the management of the DOF is not, and Gasbjerg received a pledge of full confidence. Anyway, he felt it would be wrong to continue, because of the close cooperation he had had with Lars Lindstrom.
According to the DOF-chairman Walther Rahbek trades the case 'solely on the sportschefen', and therefore could Gasbjerg continue in his position if he wanted it.
the Case of orienteringsforbundets firing came forward in public, as Jyllands-Posten on Tuesday described the events.
Lindstrom was fired after allegations made by a group of unnamed elite runners in a report made by the DOF's top political leadership. He believes, however, that have been subjected to a witch hunt.
The fired team he will play for says he has not been allowed to defend himself against the accusations.
for The same reasons he has summoned the federation of orienteering of irrelevant firing of the personality and defamation.