Sport Jens Lehmann sacked by Hertha Berlin over racist message
Jens Lehmann SACKED from Hertha Berlin's board amid racism storm
Jens Lehmann is embroiled in a racism storm in Germany after appearing to accidentally text Sky Sport pundit Dennis Aogo asking if he was the company's 'token black guy'.In what appears to be a WhatsApp message mistakenly sent to Aogo, Germany and Arsenal legend Lehmann - translated literally - says: 'Is Dennis actually your "black" one?', following it with a laughing emoji.
Jens Lehmann has been sacked by Hertha Berlin after a racist message he sent to a television pundit was revealed on social media.
The ex-Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper replaced Jurgen Klinsmann on the Bundesliga club's supervisory board in May 2020.
But Lehmann has left his position with Hertha for comments made regarding fellow former Germany international Dennis Aogo, who works for Sky Sports.
Lehmann appeared to accidentally send a WhatsApp text to Aogo, who posted a screenshot of the image via Instagram and captioned it: "Wow, are you serious? This message was probably not meant for me."
Jens Lehmann excluded from the Hertha after sending a racist message
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Hertha parted company with Lehmann on Wednesday and president Werner Gegenbauer said: "Such statements are in no way representative of the values that Hertha stands for.
"We distance ourselves from all forms of racism and welcome the action taken by TENNOR Holding."
Lehmann, who also represented Schalke, Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart during his playing career, has issued an apology to Aogo.
"In a private message from my mobile phone to Dennis Aogo, an impression was created for which I apologised in conversation with Dennis," he posted on Twitter.
"As a former national player he is very knowledgeable and has a great presence and drives ratings to Sky."
Funkel Unfirift by Hertha victory .
Trainer Friedhelm Funkel from the Football Bundesliga club 1. FC Cologne is unauthorized after the good restart of the competitors Hertha BSC came from the quarantined competitors. "I've expected Hertha BSC so well from the quarantine," said Friday on Friday about the Berliners who passed four points from two games after forced break to the Cologne. "Nothing has changed for us. We do not want to look right nor to the left.