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Stefan Kretzschmar is defending himself against criticism : instrumentalisation of my Interviews is grotesque

The former Handball Star Stefan Kretzschmar has spoken out against the criticism of his controversial Statements on the topic of freedom of expression among professional athletes. "If you know my biography, is the instrumentalisation of my Interviews of political groupings, which could not lie of my own political stance, moreover, is already grotesque. But if any athlete or a Person of public life has not yet needed a proof for my Thesis. So he has to get them," said Kretzschmar of the "image"-newspaper.

The 45-year-old Ex-national team players had caused by his Comments in an Interview for "T-Online" in the week for eddy. "What athlete manifests itself today politically? Unless it is the Mainstream opinion, you can't go wrong. A corporate or government critical opinion, you can't have in this country,“ said Kretzschmar. Then about the AfD Heidelberg had spread his Remarks via Twitter. Kretzschmar earned in the Internet is almost a Shitstorm for the Comments.

Kretzschmar sees his statements out of context. "Understanding: I was asked in an Interview, the question: 'Why are there no types, no personalities with corners and edges?' Then I answered that I can not understand any human who stands in the Public, when it manifests itself today in a critical and, consequently, no longer offend.“ People who are in economic dependencies (employment and sponsorship contracts), have a limited freedom of expression.

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In the Interview at t-online Kretzschmar had said also, that he had once been in the left scene, and part of the squatters in Berlin. "This has shaped my character and my political affiliations, and it has me a little distracted from the Sport," said the 218-times capped player. (dpa)

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