Berlin (dpa) - Sky commentator Jörg Dahlmann has apologized for his condescending remark about Sophia Thomalla.

On Tuesday evening, the 61-year-old commented on the DFB Cup match between Bundesliga club 1. FC Union Berlin and second division SC Paderborn (2: 3) and said on the debut of Union keeper Loris Karius, friend of Sophia Thomalla: « Has the advantage that he can cuddle up with his Sophia Thomalla at home.

But for such a cozy night with Sophia I would also sit on the bench. "

Then a shit storm set in on social media.

On Wednesday Dahlmann apologized.

«Some accuse me of sexism.

No, that was meant sexist in no time.

But should it be so, I apologize to the audience and also to Sophia Thomalla (if she feels offended), ”he wrote on Instagram.

Sexism is just as far from him as racism or the like.

«It was a flippant saying that obviously went wrong for many.

There was in no way any ill-intention behind it. "

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