German football federation probes racist chants

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11 September 2006, FRANKFURT - The German Football Federation (DFB) is to investigate racist chants against national striker Gerald Asamoah in Rostock Saturday, a federation spokesman said Monday. The chants were heard from home fans during Schalke's 9-1 victory at fourth division Hansa Rostock's amateur side in the first round of the DFB Cup. Both the referee and Ghana-born Asamoah have been asked for written statements. Asamoah said he was "very hurt" by the chants. "I thought those days were over," he s

11 September 2006

FRANKFURT - The German Football Federation (DFB) is to investigate racist chants against national striker Gerald Asamoah in Rostock Saturday, a federation spokesman said Monday.

The chants were heard from home fans during Schalke's 9-1 victory at fourth division Hansa Rostock's amateur side in the first round of the DFB Cup.

Both the referee and Ghana-born Asamoah have been asked for written statements.

Asamoah said he was "very hurt" by the chants. "I thought those days were over," he said.

Rostock club manager Stefan Studer apologized personally to Asamoah after the match.

The German national side is set to play a friendly international in the northeastern German city against Georgia on October 7.

DPA

Subject: German news

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