The German Football League (DFL) reacted extremely annoyed to Hertha striker Salomon Kalou’s Facebook video. “The pictures of Salomon Kalou from the cabin of Hertha BSC are absolutely unacceptable,” wrote the league association on Twitter: “There can be no tolerance for this – also with regard to players and clubs who adhere to the guidelines because they are serious of the situation. ”

In a self-recorded Facebook live video from Monday afternoon, the Ivorian can be seen shaking hands with some of the club’s teammates and employees on the club premises and in the cabin. He allegedly violated the distance rules to contain the corona pandemic. For the DFL, the video comes at the very wrong time, Kalou may have done a disservice to the Bundesliga in the middle of the discussion about a restart.

The 36 professional clubs hope that the first two leagues will continue in May, for which an extensive hygiene concept has been developed. On the basis of this document, the federal government and the country heads should advise on Wednesday about a return to the season.

Kalou’s video also shows a Hertha employee taking a smear from central defender Jordan Torunarigha. At the end of the 25-minute stream, the employee calls: “Sala, delete the video, please!” The association was initially unavailable for comment. In the meantime it has become known that Salou has been terminated without notice!

Play in the Bundesliga has been suspended since mid-March. According to SID information, the DFL plans to resume on May 15. On Friday, three positive Corona cases caused a stir at 1. FC Köln. In a second test, all results in the Rhineland countries were negative. © 2008-2020 Sports Information Service


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