The chairman of the board of German football club Schalke Clemens Tönnies told an audience that it would be better to fund power plants in Africa than impose climate change taxes because "the Africans would stop cutting down trees, and they would stop making babies when it gets dark". Now he is facing the consequences...
In the Tönnies Case, Schalke Are Trampling On Their Own Mission Statement
Deutsche Welle, 7 August 2019
Schalke's honorary board has allowed Clemens Tönnies to remain as chairman despite racist remarks about Africans. With the decision, the club are trampling on their own… Read more »
Clemens Tönnies at a game between Schweinfurt and Schalke in August 2018.
Schalke Chairman's Comments About Africa Are 'Racist and Colonial'
Deutsche Welle, 6 August 2019
The head of Schalke's supervisory board, has come under fire for recent comments regarding Africa. DW spoke with fan culture and extremism researcher Robert Claus about what… Read more »
Racism Row - Chairman of German Football Club Schalke to Step Down
allAfrica, 7 August 2019
The head of the supervisory board of German football club, Clemens Tönnies, is to temporarily step down after he was found to have broken anti-discrimination rules, Deutsche… Read more »
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