Wednesday, October 27, 2021

women "please look away" Steffen Freund reaps criticism for saying in World Cup qualification

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A statement by Steffen Freund causes a stir. at the TV broadcast of the World Cup qualifying game, the RTL expert advises women to look away for a moment. Now boyfriend is accused of sexism.

Former national player Steffen Freund has been accused of sexism on the Internet for a statement about women during Germany’s World Cup qualifier in North Macedonia. When the repetition of the injury to the North Macedonian player Arijan Ademi was seen in the first half, the co-commentator said during the TV broadcast of RTL that women should “please look the other way”.

Here are some of the comments on Twitter:

“When Ademi was injured, I just had to think of my wife, who can only endure slow motion like me very badly,” said Freund on Tuesday night on request. “I hope Ademi wasn’t injured too badly and I wish him a speedy recovery.”

Many users on Twitter had accused the 1996 European football champions of sexism. Other users defend Freund against it. The fuss about his statement is exaggerated. In the Twitter trends, “Steffen Freund” was in the top five at times in the late evening.

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