National player Felix Nmecha is steering the course for reconciliation after several controversial posts on social media.
“I have met people from all backgrounds, ethnic groups and faiths imaginable on my football journey. It is important that I make it clear that I really love ALL people and do not discriminate against anyone,” wrote the Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg professional on his Instagram Channel.
The 22-year-old had recently gotten into trouble with posts that were interpreted as homophobic. The German Football Association (DFB) wanted to seek an exchange with Nmecha before its next nomination. The midfielder is currently missing from the DFB selection due to injury.
Nmecha presented his conciliatory contribution with a photo showing him arm in arm with the Stuttgart professional Josha Vagnoman. The VfB player, with whom Nmecha made his debut in the German team against Belgium (2:3) in March, is wearing his club shirt with a chest ring made of rainbow colors.
Nmecha is considered highly religious. “I have come to know the love of Jesus in a way that transcends barriers and boundaries, and I am passionate about sharing what I have experienced with others,” he wrote. He wants to spread the good news so that everyone can “understand and experience the joy, peace and relationship that I have experienced”.
He closes his contribution with the words: “God’s love is for everyone, Felix.” To do this, he put a red heart.
Nmecha was last associated with Borussia Dortmund. The BVB fans had then spoken out against a transfer.