A Facebook comment by the Tübingen Green Mayor Boris Palmer caused sharp criticism.
Palmer wrote on Thursday evening on his Facebook page about the ex-soccer player Dennis Aogo: “The Aogo is a bad racist.
Has offered women his negro tail. "
Palmer had previously posted an article about the verbal missteps of soccer TV experts Aogo and Jens Lehmann.
Lehmann had lost his job at Sky after Aogo made a short message public last week in which Lehmann had described him as a “quota black”.
Shortly afterwards, Aogo also announced that he would be leaving his job at Sky after he was accused of using the phrase “train to the point of gassing” at a performance.
Palmer wrote: “Lehmann gone.
Is the world better now?
A private message and a thoughtless formulation, two athletes disappear from the scene. ”The furor with which storms on the Internet can destroy livelihoods is getting worse and worse.
“Cancel culture turns us into obedient speech automatons, with every word on the edge,” continues Palmer.
The accusation of another Facebook user that Palmer was putting racism into perspective was followed by his derailment, which the politician later tried to explain.
With the stylistic device of irony, declaring a black man to be a racist, he countered an “absurd provocation”.
The rest of the sentence is a quote.
The quote is based on a screenshot that suggests that a Facebook user accused the ex-soccer player Aogo of harassing a friend many years ago with the suggestion to “indulge” his “thick black cock”.
There is no evidence to support Aogo's alleged testimony.
SPD General Secretary Lars Klingbeil reacted in disbelief to Palmer's comment.
Klingbeil wrote on Twitter: “Is the Palmer quote real?
If so: Have the Greens already commented on this? "
Numerous other users accused Palmer of racism. Demands for exclusion from the party were loud in the evening from the Green Youth. Palmer initially did not respond to a WELT request about his choice of words.