Frankfurt – Coach and captain snatched the trophy, gave unnecessary speeches, made thousands of fans wait and annoyed, played the wrong name, made a whistle: Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann (63, SPD) managed to stand in front of hundreds of thousands of fans and TV in the city greatest sporting moment – to embarrass viewers right down to the bone.
His statement to BILD: “First of all, a big apology! Last Thursday I was a moment more Eintracht fan than mayor.
BILD collected the press comments.
“embarrassment is his program”
“FAZ” commented: “Feldmann’s embarrassment is his program” And further: “It was to be expected that the city’s reception of the Frankfurt Eintracht Cup heroes would be abused: you can trust Peter Feldmann.”
The publisher Carsten Knop summed up Feldmann’s mistake as follows: “A host whose task it would have been to get his guests to shine came to the fore. Even a completely undisputed mayor will advantageously open the doors alone for this, but otherwise stay in the background. ”
And further: “Feldmann, who even promised restraint in light of the indictment against him, does the opposite. He grabs the trophy. “He makes sure that fans who have been waiting for the team at Römer for more than ten hours find that the players’ names are pronounced incorrectly.”
“The SPD man does not care”
Der Spiegel wrote: “The mayor, who does not resign at all. A well-paid job for his girlfriend plus a company car, also on parental leave: The prosecution in Frankfurt has indicted Peter Feldmann. But the SPD man does not care.”
“Frankfurter Rundschau” and “FNP” countered with satire: “In the greatest moment of harmony, the mayor put on a remarkable solo. We are still looking for people who did not find it embarrassing.”
Endure a rip, save a penalty, get the team in shape?
And further: “Man, it was amazing how Peter Feldmann held out almost the entire Europa Cup final on Wednesday night in Sevilla’s pot (pronounced ‘Mickey Mouse Stadium’) with an obvious gash on his head. Bloody! No? Oh, that was Seppel Rode? Well then – where did he convert the last penalty! None of them? Held a 911? Nix Wait a minute: Then he made this amazing team suitable for their biggest success… – not even that? Was it Oliver Glasner? “
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“Journal Frankfurt” wrote: “Mayor Peter Feldmann made fun of himself with his performance at the victory party in Frankfurt Eintracht. In addition to lack of sense of proportion, his intervention is also clear here.”
Did he want a piece of Stardust of Concord?
And further: “It was an atmosphere that has very rarely been experienced in Frankfurt – especially after the pandemic. Very close again: OB Feldmann, who wanted something from the star dust from Eintracht. He knows: These pictures are broadcast all over the world. But this self-portrayal in the slipstream of the Eintracht is not well received by the fans and everyone else.
“The players in Kaisersaal laughed at themselves”
“Hessenschau” remarked: “The players in the Kaisersaal laughed at him when he misunderstood their names. As a self-confessed Eintracht fan, you should already have that.”
And further: “Peter Feldmann was not about Eintracht, not about the Frankfurt fans. The only thing he liked was sunbathing in the glory of success and getting beautiful TV pictures. It’s not just embarrassing. Here “someone completely forgot the humility before the office he was elected to. And that’s an end in itself.”
The football magazine “Kicker” also dedicated an article to the Frankfurt Gockel-OB. Editor-in-Chief Rainer Franzke asked in the headline: “Does the Mayor of Frankfurt fall over the triumph of harmony?”
restraint? “Absolutely the opposite”
The text then said: “Feldmann, who had announced restraint in public appearances weeks ago in the light of the investigations into the Awo scandal, is practicing the exact opposite. In doing so, he damaged the entire policy far beyond Frankfurt am Main, as politicians at many sporting events no longer are mentioned as guests of honor via announcements in light of the whistles that can be expected. ”
“Focus Online”: “Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann does not look happy when European Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt arrive. Fans’ reaction is not long in coming.”
“The mayor is still a little in the way”
“Süddeutsche Zeitung” brought Frankfurt and Feldmann closer to its readers: “This city actually lacks the tradition of celebrating itself. Has it been justified now, after the Europa Cup victory? The mayor is still a bit in the way.”
And further: “Peter Feldmann, that is the man’s name, is again the great blasphemy subject in the city; In one respect it is very much Frankfurt: German emperors and kings were crowned there for almost 200 years, but they always stayed somewhere else. The city was never a bishop’s seat either. The banker Friedrich von Metzler once said: ‘It lacked the splendor of a court. Where there is a court, you like to shine with it. Instead, nothing but people who came and went for centuries, a process that, incidentally, is repeated every day. 400,000 people commute in every morning and then leave quickly in the evening. There is no tradition of self-production. And this mayor will certainly no longer justify it. ”
More press reviews
“RTL”: “Mayor embarrasses himself with cup theft.”
“Sport1”: “Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann made fun of himself at the Eintracht victory celebration in the town hall on Römer on Thursday night.”
“11 friends” teased the video clip as follows: “After arriving in Frankfurt, Eintracht captain Sebastian Rode would of course proudly enter the town hall balcony with the trophy. But he made the calculation without Mayor Peter Feldmann.”
“Wiesbadener Kurier” called the performance of the mayor of Frankfurt an “embarrassing own goal by OB Feldmann.”
“The Augsburger Allgemeine” also addressed the embarrassing moment: “But the politician’s hope for a few seconds of fame was not fulfilled. Instead, he had to find himself ridiculing criminal handball.”
The Axel Springer media “Welt” wrote about the “theft” of the cup: “While the mayor laughed broadly with the pot in his hands, Rode stopped and looked like a four-year-old that an adult had just taken it from. Remote-controlled car. Even Glasner’s contemptuous gaze needed no accompanying words. “
And further: “Sometimes it’s the little things that decide whether an evening will be a success or a failure. Be it a converted penalty in the Sevilla final or a 16-second video that runs faster through social media than winger Filip Kostic at the bottom left. “
This is what happened:
► When the Euro heroes arrived in Römer on Thursday (May 19, 2022) shortly after 9pm after hours of car parade through the rain, Feldmann greedily snatched the pot from Sebastian Rode (31) and coach Oliver Glasner (47). . Both looked amazed at each other, but the mayor could not get the smile off his face …
► Instead of letting the European Championship winners enter the balcony as soon as possible after arriving to celebrate with the fans who had been waiting for hours, Feldmann gave an unnecessary speech. And named all the last heroes in it. But almost everyone had problems with pronunciation. Makoto Hasebe was introduced as Hasabi. Djibril So became “Tschiep! Cheeprill Soo “, Evan N’Dicka on” Evan Nickdika “. He described CFO Oliver Frankenbach as sports director (actually Markus Krösche).
Background: The Eintracht Frankfurt team won the second international title in the club’s history on Wednesday (May 18, 2022) in Seville: Eintracht won the Europa League final 5-4 (1-1, 1-1, 0-0) on penalty kick against Glasgow Rangers from Scotland.