Federal football coach Joachim Lion strongly condemned the racist insults and massive threats against Alfred Gislason and assured the national football coach his support.
“I can hardly imagine w hat would cause such a threat in a person. Alfred, I and many people are on your side!”, Lion wrote on Twitter.
The Icelander Gislason had received an anonymous threatening letter on Tuesday. If Gislason, as it says in the letter with many spelling errors, does not resign his office, he will be visited on his property.
“Let’s see what happens from their property then. We wait,”they say. One wishes for “a German coach for the handball team”.
He hopes, “that the author or the author will be found and will have to be held accountable”, says Lion.
“You are a great federal trainer”
The national team tweeted: “You are a great federal trainer, and we are proud of you and your team. In Germany, we must stand for solidarity and protection, not exclusion.”
Women’s Federal Trainer Martina Voss-Tecklenburg called for”full solidarity with Alfred Gislason”after the”cowardly attack”. She has great respect for “Your openness and courage to go public with your enemies”.
The support of so many people shows “that the great majority of society advocates values such as fair play, cohesion and tolerance.”