The public prosecutor's office in Bremen has initiated an investigation against Werder coach Markus Anfang.

The spokesman for the Bremen public prosecutor's office, Frank Passade, confirmed this to the German press agency on Friday.

Radio Bremen and the Bild newspaper had previously reported on it.

The background is a criminal complaint from the Bremen health department towards the beginning.

The 47-year-old is suspected of having used a forged vaccination certificate.

The public prosecutor's office will then automatically check the facts.

The beginning had already rejected the allegations on Thursday evening in a press release by the club.

"Just like every other double-vaccinated citizen, I received my two vaccinations at an official vaccination center and got the appropriate sticker in the yellow vaccination certificate," said Anfang.

“I then had it digitized in the pharmacy and naturally assumed that everything would be in order with it.

I very much hope that the subject will clear up quickly. "

The investigations towards the beginning burst right in the middle of Bremen's preparation for the home game against FC Schalke 04. The top game of the second Bundesliga will take place on Saturday evening (8.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the second division as well as Sport1 and Sky) in Bremen's Weserstadion .