Marco van Basten suspended following Nazi remark
Former Netherlands striker Marco van Basten has been suspended by Fox Sports after he made a Nazi remark on-air.
The Dutch version of the sports station stated that theSieg Heil remark – a term associated with utilization at Nazi rallies – wasstupid and improper.
Within an apology Van Basten, 55, said he hadnot intended to jolt people.
The Ballon dOr winner was suspended for one week with his wages to be contributed to the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation.
The former Netherlands supervisor said he had tried toridicule the German language of pitchside colleague Hans Kraay, who had only interviewed Heracles German supervisor Frank Wormuth after a 4-1 defeat by Ajax on Saturday.
After an initial on-air apology, the former AC Milan forward added on Sunday:Life is like soccer. Sometimes you score, sometimes you overlook. But if you miss, that doesnt indicate that you are a terrible man.
The incident happened on a weekend in which all players at the Netherlands leading two branches agreed not to play at the first minute of games to be able to protest against racism, after the abuse.
Fox Sports said Van Bastendidnt wish to hurt anyone deliberately, apologised and accepted the effects and affirmed he would go back into the De Eretribune programme on Saturday, 7 December.
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