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DFB Sport Tribunal bans ex-Bayern youth coach for 18 months

The coach at the center of a racism scandal on the FC Bayern Campus has been formally sanctioned by the German federation.

Trial of racism accusations against youth trainers Photo by Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images

The scandal surrounding a Bayern Munich youth coach, who was immediately dismissed for racist remarks about youth players that were published on social media and potentially for other misconduct, has come to an end. As SZ reports, the sport tribunal of the German federation announced an 18-month ban for the coach in question this past Wednesday.

The man in question will not be able to act as a coach for the duration of the ban, from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. The punishment was handed down for “seven cases of unsporting conduct.”

The president of the sport tribunal of the DFB, Hans E. Lorenz, stated: “The individual actions are such that run contrary to the values and principles of the DFB in a massive way. They were of a discriminatory nature in part and contradict, to a considerable extent, the responsibility and role of a youth coach.”

The youth coach has accepted the judgment of the court. He had initially sought to press charges against Bayern Munich, alleging that he was coerced into accepting the immediate termination of his contract, but later dropped the accusation.