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Name Reinhard Grindel
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job DFB President
  xxxx journalist
  conservative CDU member of parliament


Org German Football Federation [DFB]
Political Party CDU

2016 09 16 Retrieve

[New DFB president Reinhard Grindel called the 5.5 million euros that paid to Franz Beckenbauer] further proof that there was no transparency in the organising committee [of DFB], and that the public were deceived

2018 05 15 Retrieve

[Reinhard Grindel on Özil and Gundogan’s Erdogan photos] The DFB of course respects the special situation for our players with migrant backgrounds, but Football and the DFB defend values which are not sufficiently respected by Mr Erdogan. That’s why it’s not good that our international players let themselves be manipulated for his electoral campaign. In doing that, our players have certainly not helped the DFB’s work on integration

2018 07 26 Retrieve

[German FA boss Grindel admits mistakes over Ozil-Erdogan photo scandal. he should have made it unequivocally clear that] any form of racial hostility will not be accepted or tolerated [by himself or the DFB] under any circumstances. The DFB’s values are also my own; diversity, solidarity, anti-discrimination and integration are all values and beliefs that are close to my heart. We live our values. That is why we, as the DFB, questioned the photo with Turkish president Erdogan

I very much regret that this has been misused for racist slogans. Looking back, as president I should been unequivocally clear about something that is a given for me as a person and for us all as an association: any form of racial hostility will not be accepted or tolerated under any circumstances.

That was the case for Jerome Boateng, that is the case for Mesut Ozil, and it is the same for any player at grassroots level that has a migrant background

I won’t pretend that this personal criticism hasn’t affected me, but I feel even more sorry for my colleagues, the many volunteers at grassroots level and the staff at the DFB, who have been linked with racism. It’s something I firmly reject for both the association and myself personally