German club sack captain over association with neo-Nazi group

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German third division club Chemnitzer FC have sacked their club captain Daniel Frahn after it became apparent he was a supporter of neo-Nazi groups.

Frahn, 32, was one of the most important players at the club, scoring 54 goals in 115 appearances in all competitions after joining in 2016.

However, after being ruled out of Chemnitzer’s match at the weekend against Hallescher FC Frahn was spotted watching the game with members of the far-right fanbase Kaotic Chemnitz, who are known to have a neo-Nazi ideology.

The club moved quickly to distance themselves from the player and his political views, and released a statement on their website announcing they had parted ways with the player.

Frahn has also played for the likes of RB Leipzig

The strongly-worded statement said: “With horror we have to recognise that our former team captain Daniel Frahn has turned out to be a great sympathizer of the right-wing and inhumane grouping “Kaotic Chemnitz” and thus caused great damage to the club.

“There is zero tolerance for this behaviour.

“There is complete agreement that Chemnitz FC dissolves the contractual relationship with the player with immediate effect. Daniel Frahn, there is no room for you at Chemnitzer FC.

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“Chemnitzer FC will continue to act consistently against any anti-constitutional ideas and their sympathizers.”


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Frahn also caused controversy in March last year when he held up a t-shirt at the end of a match which was dedicated to a far-right activist.

Chemnitz is a city in eastern Germany which has experienced a number of issues with far-right violence over the last few years, including riots in 2018 which led to several people being injured.

It remains to be seen how the club cope without their star player, with the team currently struggling and down in 19th in the league having picked up just one point from their opening four matches.





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