The president of the German Federation resigns due to a corruption scandal

According to 'Der Spiegel', Grindel would have received 78,000 euros before starting his term and 'Bild', which would have accepted as a gift from a Ukrainian oligarch a valuable watch.


The president of the German Football Federation (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, resigned on Tuesday after a scandal about undue income that increased the pressure on the official who was already the target of criticism for other reasons.

The magazine 'Der Spiegel 'I had informed during the weekend that Grindel had received 78,000 euros before starting his term, as a member of the Supervisory Board of a subsidiary of DFB, against the provisions of the organization.

In addition, the newspaper 'Bild' had reported that Grindel had accepted as a gift from a Ukrainian oligarch a watch worth more than 10,000 euros.

Grindel came to the presidency of the DFB in April 2016 to succeed Wolfgang Niersbach who had had to resign at the frame of another scandal related to the World Cup 2006.

During his tenure, Grindel had has been criticized for the unfortunate handling of some situations such as the debate around the photo taken by the players Ilkay Gündogan and Mesut Özil with Turkish President Recy Tayyip Erdogan.

Özil, as a result of that debate, ended up renouncing the German team.



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