Due to the Nazi’s comments on the vice president, after the debate in the sports court next week, the chairman of the German Football Association (DFB) Fritz Keller resigned on Tuesday.
Keller took office as president in September 2019, with the goal of reforming an organization plagued by an irregular payment scandal, and the court is facing a ruling by the Sports Court for comments on Vice President Rainer Koch.
The DFB said in a statement: “President Fritz Keller stated in a decision that he intends to resign as president after completing the lawsuit in the DFB Sports Court on Monday, May 17.”
Last month, Keller called Koch a civilian judge and called “Freisler”, referring to the notorious Nazi judge Roland Freisler. He participated in the 1942 Nazi Conference and proposed a solution to the extinction of Jews. “Final Solution”.
He apologized but refused to resign after the DFB’s state and regional unions withdrew his trust and urged him to leave.
Friedrich Curtius, the secretary general of Keller’s internal oversight of the DFB, will also resign, so the alliance is effectively beheaded.
Keller is the former president of Freiburg.