Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin sack goalkeeping coach Zsolt Petry for statements about homosexuality, immigration

Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin sack goalkeeping coach Zsolt Petry for statements about homosexuality, immigration

The Budapest-born 54-year-old, who joined Hertha in 2015, was launched ‘with instant impact’ over an interview he gave to Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet.

Berlin: Bundesliga soccer membership Hertha Berlin have sacked goalkeeping coach Zsolt Petry over controversial statements he made about homosexuality and immigration to a Hungarian newspaper, it was introduced Tuesday.

The Budapest-born 54-year-old, who joined Hertha in 2015, was launched “with instant impact” over an interview he gave to Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet.

Petry criticised Peter Gulacsi, the Hungarian goalkeeper of Hertha’s Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig, for supporting marriage rights for same-sex {couples} in Hungary.

In February, Gulacsi criticised a regulation launched by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s authorities that solely married {couples} can undertake kids.

The regulation virtually excludes LGBT Hungarians as homosexual marriage is just not permitted within the nation.

Petry additionally made controversial feedback about immigration in Europe. “For me, it’s an expression of ethical decline,” he stated.

“(The membership) actively promotes values equivalent to range and tolerance. This isn’t mirrored within the statements made publicly by Zsolt Petry as our worker,” stated Hertha in an announcement.

In the identical press launch, Petry insisted he’s “neither homophobic nor xenophobic” and significantly regretted his feedback on immigration coverage in Europe.

“I want to apologise to all of the people who find themselves searching for refuge… and whom I’ve offended,” he added.

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