Berlin (dpa) - The allegedly right-wing radical and racist attack by Hanau has caused dismay in German football.
DFL chief Christian Seifert spoke of an “appalling crime”. The clubs of the Bundesliga and 2nd division will play with black ribbon at the weekend, and there will also be a minute's silence before the games. "The deed leaves us shocked and incomprehensible," said Seifert. "Our thoughts are with the victims and their relatives."
One man had killed ten people in the violence in Hanau. Hours after the crime, the police discovered the body of the alleged 43-year-old gunman in his apartment in Hanau. According to the Hesse Interior Minister Peter Beuth (CDU), there is evidence of a "xenophobic motive". The Attorney General is investigating suspected terrorism.
The victim should also be remembered before the Europa League games of Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg in the evening. This also happens "as a clear sign against all forms of racism and extremism," said Eintracht before the game against Red Bull Salzburg. Frankfurt / Main and Hanau are only 30 kilometers apart. The case caused “grief and horror in the whole of Germany and especially in the Rhine-Main region,” said the Bundesliga club.
«Racism has no place in our society. We have to see that we all try to fight it, »said Bayern coach Hansi Flick. Champions League participant RB Leipzig, who won the first knockout round at Tottenham Hotspur in London on Wednesday, stressed standing for "a cosmopolitan, tolerant and peaceful society". "We continue to advocate this every day." Vice champion Borussia Dortmund “mourns the victims of the Hanau rampage and is in the thoughts of all relatives and friends.”
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