DThe end of an era: On Tuesday, DFB President Bernd Neuendorff mentioned in passing that the problem with the task force had been resolved. Why? Later, information spread that after the high-profile resignation of Oliver Mintzlaff and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, only Matthias Sammer remained as a member. If the task force had been a village pub, there would have been a sign on the door from then on: “Closed due to abuse.”
But a group that was able to defeat the sporting director of the German Football Association with compelling arguments (“Rudi, that would be something for you!”) should not be allowed to rest.
We will have plenty of new challenges: the revolutionary Rummenigge (Rubiales’ kiss? “Absolutely good!”) could lead the fight of Spanish football players. Red Bull dealer Mintzlaff could support the rise of the Austrian Communist Party. Bitcoin bro Oliver Kahn could save kids’ soccer with cryptocurrencies. Summer’s Exhorter could bring the various warring parties to justice.
And Hans-Joachim Watzke? It’s worth seeing if his troubled BVB, who faces Wolfsburg this Saturday (15:30 live on FAZ for the Bundesliga and on Sky), might do something for Rudy!
Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine
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