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DFB chief Fritz Keller offers his resignation after Nazi comment

By Rune Gjerulff

Fritz Keller is prepared to step down as DFB president after facing criticism for a Nazi comment directed at his vice president.

Fritz Keller.
Fritz Keller.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

German Football Association (DFB) chief Fritz Keller has offered to resign from his post following a sports court hearing next week.


The 64-year-old will face a sports court hearing next week after comparing vice president Rainer Koch to Roland Freisler, a notorious Nazi judge.

"President Fritz Keller in a decision he took himself has declared his principal readiness to step down from his position as president after the end of the process at the DFB sports court on Monday May 17," said the DFB in a statement (via Reuters).

Keller took over as president in September 2019, succeeding Reinhard Grindel, who was forced to step down after it was revealed that he accepted a luxury watch as a gift from an Ukrainian businessman.


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