According to the statement made by DFB, it was stated that at the 44th DFB General Assembly held in Bonn, the delegates decided to cancel Schröder’s honorary membership immediately.
Asked to leave positions in Russian state companies
“Schröder is no longer an honorary member of the DFB.” In the statement using the expression, DFB Vice Presidents Rainer Koch and Joachim Watzke previously asked Schröder to leave his positions in Russian state companies or DFB membership, but Schroeder did not fulfill any of these.
In their joint statement, Koch and Watzke stated that there is no justification for the illegal attack on Ukraine, and that anyone who does not openly distance themselves from the war and draw the necessary results from their commercial activities, taking into account their personal interests, cannot share the values of football and the German Football Federation.
Stating that Gerhard Schröder, who does not make efforts for reconciliation between people and does not reject all kinds of violence, will not be an honorary member of the federation, “We expect former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to use his influence and do his best to support peace in Ukraine, even after his honorary membership was revoked. ” was called.
Schroeder, who was given an honorary membership in the DFB in 2005, has been criticized in Germany for not keeping his distance from Russian President Vladimir Putin and refusing to step down from his duties at the Russian gas companies.Beside
Source: TRT Haber