Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been sacked from his role at Hertha Berlin after he was allegedly involved in a racist remark.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has landed himself in unnecessary trouble.
After appearing to accidentally send a racist WhatsApp to Sky Germany pundit Dennis Aogo, the former Gunners stopper has been sacked by Hertha Berlin where he served as an advisor to the supervisory board.
Since his retirement, Lehmann has appeared as a pundit on German television but had also taken up an advisory role with Hertha Berlin, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann on the club’s supervisory board last year.
Now though, Lehmann has been sacked from that role after making a comment about former Germany international Dennis Aogo.
In a WhatsApp conversation with the current Sky Sport in Germany pundit, Lehmann referred to Aogo as “a token black guy”.
“Is Dennis actually your Quotenschwarzer (token black guy)?” the message read.
Aogo reacted angrily to the comment, posting a screenshot of the message on his Instagram story with the caption “Wow, are you serious? This message was probably not meant for me.”
Hertha Berlin have acted swiftly following the comment, sacking Lehmann from his role.
“Such statements are in no way representative of the values that Hertha BSC stands for,” club president Werner Gegenbauer, as quoted by the club’s social media account.
“We distance ourselves from all forms of racism and welcome the action taken by TENNOR Holding.”