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Hertha Berlin fire GK coach Petry for anti-gay and xenophobic comments

Tue 06 April 2021 | 20:13

Hertha Berlin have sacked their goalkeeping coach Zsolt Petry following his controversial anti-gay and anti-immigrant comments in an interview on Monday.

Speaking to Hungarian outlet 

Magyar Nemzet

on Monday, Petry called Europe’s immigration policy the "moral decline", while also criticizing

RB Leipzig


Peter Gulacsi

for supporting LGBT rights in Hungary.

"The majority of Hungarian society does not agree with Peter Gulacsi's liberal opinion on rainbow families,”

said Petry


"As an athlete, I would focus on football in his place and not formulate any position on public, social policy issues. 

"I do not know what might have caused Peter to stand up for people with homosexual, transvestite, and other gender identities. I certainly would not have stirred up tempers if I were in his place."

On immigration, Petry added

: "I do not even understand how Europe can morally sink as deeply as it is now. Immigration policy for me is a manifestation of moral decline. 

"Europe is a Christian continent. I am reluctant to watch the moral degradation sweeping across the continent.

"If you don’t think immigration is good because Europe has been swarmed by a bunch of criminals, then they accuse you of being racist."

source: SportMob