Again commentators vortex on German TV!
RTL expert Steffen Freund (51) slips out an old man’s saying when moderating the World Cup qualifying game between Germany and North Macedonia (4-0), which he could have saved.
This is how it happened: When the North Macedonian player Arijan Ademi (30) supposedly seriously injured in a duel with Chelsea star Kai Havertz (22), Steffen Freund advises female viewers to look the other way. «It hurts just looking at it! The women at home please look away in this slow motion. “
There is criticism on Twitter
Is this saying lighthearted or offensive? The latter is what many users find on Twitter. A moderate shit storm quickly breaks out on the platform, in which Steffen Freund is accused of sexism. One user wrote: «Which mullet century does Steffen Freund come from? Greetings to all nurses and doctors. “
Another critical opinion: «Why should they look the other way, because women are effeminate creatures of humanity and cannot stand pain? I thought in 2021 we would be over such clichés. “
Not just critical voices
However, some consider the vortex to be exaggerated and support the RTL experts. “My goodness! You can overdo anything. He certainly meant it well. ” A user adds: “Man, that was a saying. And it wasn’t even dramatic, I say that as a woman. “
Friend defends himself. He didn’t want to discriminate against anyone. Compared to «Bild» he says: «I’ve had so many serious injuries in my career. And my wife was often in the stadium. She couldn’t look anymore. Now when I saw the injury, all I was thinking about was her and my family. I had nothing else in mind. “
It is not the first time that Steffen Freund has made headlines on TV. In November last year, the TV expert made a racist testimony against two Schalke players in “Doppelpass”. He linked the lack of discipline of Nabil Bentaleb (26) and Amine Harit (24) with their origins. (fmü)