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Schalke president Clemens Tunes has put himself in an unenviable place, quickly stepping down for 3 months following a board inquiry into controversial feedback that sparked a storm of criticism on the grounds that it was racist.
Clemens Tunes, a billionaire who owns a meat processing firm, informed a convention in Paderborn, Germany, that as an alternative of elevating taxes to boost cash to spend on environmental safety packages, extra energy crops ought to be arrange in Africa. When it’s darkish.
The president's remarks induced indignant reactions, together with many former Schalke gamers, and requires his resignation from the Bundesliga membership, which has a big fan base within the nation.
The German-born star Gerald Asamoah, who performed for Germany and Schalke, mentioned: "I’m unable to talk. His feedback shocked me and injured me. He insulted me and insulted everybody."
Clemens Tunes instantly apologized, saying his remarks had been unsuitable and inappropriate, and he absolutely supported his membership's efforts to fight racism and discrimination.
Schalke's board of administrators met with Tounes for 4 hours. Their assembly ended within the early hours of the next morning, when the board rejected allegations of racism, however acknowledged that Tounes had violated the membership's anti-discrimination laws. So he determined to step down quickly for 3 months.