Former Arsenal and German national side goalkeeper Jens Lehman has been relieved off his duties as a board member of Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on Tuesday after an alleged racist message to Sky Sport’s Dennis Aogo.
‘The consultant contract with Mr. Lehmann will be terminated. This eliminates the posting to Hertha’s supervisory board, ‘ said spokesman Andreas Fritzenkötter from Tennor Holding to Sky, while a statement added: ‘Hertha BSC distances itself from racism.’
The invincible star appeared to accidentally text Sky Sport pundit Dennis Aogo asking if he was the company’s ‘token black guy’.
Aogo later posted the message on his Instagram page In what appears to have been mistakenly sent to him, Lehmann – translated literally – says: ‘Is Dennis actually your “black” one?’, following it with a laughing emoji.
Lehmann has since come out to issue both a public and private apology to Aogo, posting to his Twitter account: ‘In a private message from my cell phone to Dennis Aogo, an impression was created for which I apologized in conversation with Dennis.
By Shadrack Andenga Odinga
Source: Daily mail