National player Felix Nmecha asserts that he will not discriminate against anyone because of their sexuality.
“I think a few things were taken out of context,” said Borussia Dortmund’s access in a BVB video about the allegations of homophobia and transphobia, without naming these things: “Of course I’m a Christian, but I love everyone Guys. I don’t discriminate. I hope the fans will give me a chance to get to know each other and see that I’m a hopefully great person.”
The former Wolfsburg resident shared two posts on Instagram that are classified as homophobic and anti-queer. He later deleted them. According to BVB, he personally convinced the highest officials of Westphalia to stand by the club’s written code of values before the transfer.
In terms of sport, Nmecha (22) could be a good replacement for Jude Bellingham, who moved to Real Madrid. “Playing in this stadium, in front of these amazing fans, feeling like a Dortmund player – I’m thrilled and can’t wait,” he said. “I try to do a lot for the team with and without the ball, I try to always play with confidence. I always want to have the ball and create, I want to fight for the team.”
Nevertheless, there was apparently a stomach ache at BVB. “I also had great concerns at first,” club president Reinhold Lunow wrote on Twitter: “Felix Nmecha will have to earn the trust of many Black and Yellows in view of the criticism in the run-up to the transfer. He has my trust.”