Andreas Rettig’s criticism of the football system: “Bigger steps in the wrong direction”

Ex-manager Andreas Rettig has again sharply criticized the professional football system for the ignorant handling of the corona pandemic and the increasingly excessive greed.

The industry gave the impression that “you are completely removed from real life,” said the former managing director of the German Football League (DFL) in an interview with Sky Sports News: “We try to take away as much of the big cake as possible.”

In Rettig’s opinion, the reaction of football to the corona crisis differs significantly from other industries: “In the economy you adapt yourself and the processes to the coronavirus and the numbers. I expect that from the Bundesliga too. You have to think about that Even if I watch the internationals now – you have to rethink the mode. “

From Rettig’s point of view, undesirable developments in the pandemic are the result of increasingly unbridled pursuit of profit. “The point has long been reached that you have to come to consistent decisions, even if a few income falls by the wayside,” said the 57-year-old. In his opinion, however, the trend is the opposite: “This is going in the wrong direction with ever larger steps.”

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