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Fritz Keller officially steps down as DFB president

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Fritz Keller has officially resigned as president of the German Football Association (DFB).
Fritz Keller.
Fritz Keller.Photo: Olaf Kosinsky, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0
The German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed that Fritz Keller has stepped down as president with immediate effect.

Keller offered his resignation last week after facing criticism for a controversial comment directed at his vice president, Rainer Koch. The DFB president compared Koch to Roland Freisler, a notorious Nazi judge.

"As announced, I am making my office as president available for a profound and necessary new start in the interests of the German Football Association," said Keller in a statement.

"In doing so, I am taking personal responsibility for my gaffe at the Executive Committee meeting on April 23, 2021, which is to remain the sad low point of the DFB's desolate leadership situation."

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