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A well-known German politician has come under scrutiny after a message she published after the European Commission's victory over Hungary.

Now Katrin Goering-Eckardt, 58, of the Green Party, has apologized. She is also Vice-President of the Bundestag, the German parliament.

-I deleted my tweets. “I apologize for the way I expressed myself,” she writes. X at midnight.

Then this message from Göring-Eckardt remained posted for four hours:

-This team is really great. Imagine if there were only white German players.

Katrin Goering-Eckardt posted this tweet on Wednesday evening. It was deleted four hours later. Photo: X/@GoeringEckardt

The message was accompanied by several rainbow emojis.

The Green Party politician explains that the message was intended to make a sarcastic reference to the sensational poll published by the ARD television channel before the start of the tournament.

VG stated the poll showed that 21% of those surveyed said they would prefer more white-skinned players to play for Germany.

17% felt that it was a shame that the German team captain was of Turkish origin.

-I apologize for the way I expressed myself. It bothered me that 21 percent of Germans favored having more “whites” in the national team. I'm proud of this team and I hope we can also convince the 21%, wrote Göring-Eckardt on X.

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The green politician's message sparked more than 8,000 reactions X.

The newspaper wrote that its wording sparked anger picture– He described it as a “special goal.” The newspaper pointed out early on that Katrin Göring-Eckardt had miscast herself, and referred to the aforementioned poll.

also world, to focus Several other media outlets reported on the case.

Free Democratic Party politician Wolfgang Kubicki, 72, described it as “really worrying when people in Germany are judged by the color of their skin.” He expressed his hope that Göring Eckardt would quickly delete the message X.

-Do you judge people by external characteristics? Such things must be racist, according to your own definition, Manuel Ostermann wrote in the German Police Association.

It sparked great reactions after the ARD investigation before the German Championships.

Bayern star Joshua Kimmich considered the matter “clearly racist.” National team manager Julian Nagelsmann agreed and couldn't believe what he was hearing.

Anyone who determines the skin color of German national team players is practicing racism, regardless of the motive behind it, wrote the expert and media personality in Middle Eastern affairs, Ahmed Mansour (47 years old), in this regard. X About Göring Eckardt's tweet.

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