Hertha BSC expelled Jens Lehmann from the supervisory board on Wednesday.
The former goalkeeper had been guilty of racism in a WhatsApp message to football analyst Dennis Aogo.
"Such statements in no way correspond to the values for which Hertha BSC stands and actively campaigns. We distance ourselves from any form of racism," said Chairman Werner Gegenbauer on Hertha's website.
On Tuesday evening, Aogo posted a screenshot of the WhatsApp conversation with Lehmann on social media.
In it, he asked Aogo whether he owed his job as an analyst at sports channel Sky to a "black quota".
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Dennis Aogo, today a Sky pundit, posted a message he had received from former Arsenal keeper and current Hertha Berlin supervisory board member Jens Lehmann, calling Aogo a “Quota black man.” Hertha's investor has terminated Lehmann's contract as a result.
Avatar Author tamsut Moment of places 09: 05 - May 5, 2021
Lehmann apologized to Aogo
A few hours before his dismissal from Hertha, 51-year-old Lehmann tried to explain the situation in a tweet.
"In a private message sent from my phone, an impression was created, for which I apologized in conversation with Dennis. As a former international from Germany, he is very knowledgeable and has a nice contribution to Sky."
34-year-old Aogo recently started his work as a football analyst after ending his football career last summer.
The twelve-time international played at Schalke 04 and Stuttgart and also played for Freiburg, HSV and Hannover 96.
Lehmann played 61 caps for Germany as goalkeeper.
He defended the goals of Schalke, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and VfB Stuttgart.
In einer privaten Nachricht von meinem Handy an Dennis Aogo is a Eindruck entstanden für den ich mich im Gespräch mit Dennis entitair habe.
As an ehemaliger Nationalspieler there is sehr fachkundig und hat eine tolle Präsenz und bringt bei Sky Quote.
Avatar Author jenslehmann Moment of places 06: 51 - May 5, 2021