A month and a half later, the Bundesliga top game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern (2: 3) is still causing an uproar. After referee Felix Zwayer was verbally attacked after several controversial decisions and even received death threats, ex-national player Dietmar Hamann has now demanded a public statement from BVB.
The Bundesliga referee recently spoke to “Sky” for the first time about how severe the aftermath of this game was for him and that he and his family were personally threatened.
In order to finally be able to tick off this hot topic and to the satisfaction of both sides, long-time professional Dietmar Hamann told “sky“Now demanded an act of pacification from BVB.
“I think, with a little distance, some reason should come in and you should sit down at a table and try to clear things up,” said the 47-year-old on the TV station for which he works as an expert.
“I do believe that Borussia Dortmund has an obligation to the DFB and the football family and should try to save what can still be saved,” added Hamann, who, after the personal attacks and threats against Zwayer, pushed the limits of what was reasonable sees far exceeded.
Above all, Hamann would like a serious and public statement from BVB midfield star Jude Bellingham. After losing the top game against FC Bayern, the teenager had rumbled particularly clearly against Felix Zwayer and said: “You give a referee who was already involved in match-fixing the biggest game in Germany. What do you expect?”
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Bellingham must “publicly apologize” for these supposedly false accusations, Hamann demanded. It was “the least that Felix Zwayer deserves or is entitled to. These statements gave this whole thing a dynamic that sadly ended in death threats.”
It is still unclear whether BVB will act again in this case. On Tuesday, sports director Michael Zorc commented on the matter again and condemned the threats against Zwayer, among other things, as “idiotic abuse” that “cannot be tolerated or justified in any way”.