Due to allegations of racism, a candidate for the presidential and executive committee membership of Hertha BSC withdrew his application early. In the same breath he dismisses all guilt.

Waiver of application: Even before the extraordinary general meeting of Hertha BSC on June 26, candidate Marco L. Hennig withdraws his application as president and as a normal member of the executive committee, as “Bild” reports. He is reacting to accusations of racism circulating on the Internet, but at the same time emphasizes: “It has nothing to do with an admission of guilt.”

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Opinion? According to his own statements, Hennig does not want to comment further on the allegations. However, he knows that he “never made racist statements”.

The incident: The allegations are based on a screenshot of a Facebook post published on Twitter that Hennig is said to have posted some time ago. It shows a person of color working as a drinks seller and the caption: “Get Kalou in front of the lens while warming up before the game!” Salomon Kalou, who is probably meant by this comment, was once a Hertha star.