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Mourning for Uwe Seeler: “Uwe was a wonderful person”

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To: 07/21/2022 8:09 p.m.

Companions and personalities from politics and sport reacted to the death of Uwe Seeler with great sadness. The German women’s team wears a black ribbon for ‘Us Uwe’ in the quarter-finals of the European Championship.

The death of Uwe Seeler caused great consternation in Germany. “He was a role model for many, a football legend and of course an honorary citizen of Hamburg,” Chancellor Olaf Scholz wrote on Twitter. “For his 80th birthday, I was allowed to give the after-dinner speech: ‘We all want to be like #UnsUwe: confident and modest. He will be missed.”

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wrote on Twitter that German football was losing “an absolute icon” to Seeler. “The death of the loyal sportsman and honest folk hero makes me very sad. He will be missed,” wrote the Minister of Sports.

Elf woman with black ribbon

In honor of Seeler, the German women’s team wears black ribbons against Austria in the quarter-finals of the European Championship. Before the start of the match, there should also be a minute of silence, as announced by the European Football Union.

The world of football is crying

“Uwe Seeler represents everything that characterizes a good person: down to earth, loyalty, zest for life, and he was always approachable. He is the epitome of HSV,” wrote HSV sporting director Jonas Boldt. Seeler had remained loyal to his hometown club all his life

National coach Hansi Flick praised Seeler as “a role model for generations of national players”. “With his down-to-earth, modest and reserved manner, he also inspired people off the pitch and won them over. We always enjoyed having him around us. Uwe Seeler inspired us. All of us in the national team and in the DFB miss him a lot.”

BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke described Seeler as an “extraordinary” footballer and person. “He was without a doubt one of the best strikers the Federal Republic of Germany has ever produced,” said the chairman of the German Football League supervisory board, who is also chief executive of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. .

Before the RB Leipzig – FC Liverpool test match, we remembered Uwe Seeler.

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Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn described Seeler’s death as a “painful loss”. “Seeler stood for honest football, for loyalty and humanity, he was a player with heart and for heart – we will always remember him as one of the very special people in sport.”

Bayer Leverkusen’s former sporting director Rudi Völler was appalled by Seeler’s death. “I am shocked. My thoughts are with his family, to whom I offer my deepest condolences,” he said. “Uwe was a wonderful person, one of Germany’s biggest sports idols has left us.”


Source www.tagesschau.de

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