Whistles, banners and boos at the Hertha BSC general meeting against investor Lars Windhorst. What he had to say to the fans didn’t make things any better.

Protest: “Windhorst out” calls, personal insults and posters against the majority owner Lars Windhorst did not allow him to speak at first. Open rejection from the fans prevented his speech from beginning for minutes. But Windhorst finally confronted the supporters with reality.

Clear words: Against the loud protest, Windhorst announced: “Whether most people like it or not: I am here as the majority owner. Windhorst out – that doesn’t actually work. You can’t vote me out and my shares are not for sale,” says the investor. “I’m not going away. That’s not possible – the next 10, 20 years.”

Long-term: Lars Windhorst and his “Tennor Group” had invested 375 million euros in Hertha over the past three years. Nevertheless, the club regularly plays against relegation, most recently the club only managed to stay up in the relegation second leg against Hamburger SV.

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