The Berlin Football Association (BFV) is investigating the allegations of anti-Semitism surrounding the CFC Hertha 06 club. “We are in the process of having the situation legally examined,” says BFV President Bernd Schultz. On Monday, Schulz will meet with the first chairman of the Charlottenburg association, Ergün Cakir, for a meeting, as Cakir confirmed.

At a youth game between Hertha 06 and TuS Makkabi in November 2022, there were riots and anti-Semitic attacks. As a result, two youth players were banned for two years, including Cakir’s son. “My son will hate the Jews for the rest of his life,” Cakir said in an ARD documentary that was broadcast at the end of January.

He also said in the post: “If you want to talk to someone, there is no one you can sit down and talk to, but they say from the start: We are Jews, we have the right, we can do everything, what we want. What disappoints me about the Germans is that they’re playing along.”

The contractor now told the dpa that the hate is lifelong because his son is not allowed to play football. In addition, Cakir would have found a punishment other than a ban that would have made more sense, while at the same time trying to reduce anti-Semitism. In court, Cakir apologized to the members of Makkabi who were present, as did his son, Cakir said.

Such apologies were not received by Makkabi board member Michael Koblenz and other representatives. Koblenz had a club representative say that he no longer wanted to have anything to do with the chairman of Hertha 06 due to several incidents with various teams.

Last weekend there was again turbulence in the game in the Oberliga Nord between Hertha 06 and Makkabi (0: 1) because the guests wanted to record their game, but Cakir tried to remove the cameras from the police at the request of his team .

BFV President Schultz will discuss the situation in detail with Cakir at the beginning of the week and also point out possible consequences for the Oberliga club, which had announced promotion to the Regionalliga Nordost as a goal before the season. As early as Friday, the deputy district mayor and councilor for sports, Heike Schmitt-Schmelz, called for sustainable consequences on the website of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district office “up to the withdrawal of the sports areas and also public sports funding”.