Alon Meyer, as president of the German-Jewish Sports Association Makkabi, complained about a lack of solidarity from the German Football Association (DFB) and the German Olympic Sports Association (DOSB). “Of course I miss the unrestricted solidarity there. It should have come immediately. There were bilateral discussions and telephone calls. But in my opinion that is definitely not enough,” Meyer told Deutschlandfunk.

Rather, there is a need for corresponding consequences: “A task force that must be set up in order to avoid such hate and inflammatory slogans in the future, which were also present at Bundesliga games in the DFL,” said Meyer.

For Jewish athletes it is more dangerous than usual. “How dangerous can be assessed differently across Germany,” explained Meyer, who explained the danger situation “especially in football, with lower-class teams and A, B youth areas, and from opponents with a Muslim-Arab background ” sees.

The Middle East conflict is spilling over into Germany, said Meyer. Last weekend, Palestinian terrorists carried out a devastating attack on Israeli civilians on behalf of Hamas. So far there have been more than 1,300 deaths in Israel.

Interview on Deutschlandfunk