Investor Lars Windhorst apparently has to fear exclusion from the club at Hertha BSC. That comes from one table football– report out.
Accordingly, paragraph 29 of the association’s statutes could apply. However, an exclusion from the club could only be imposed in the case of “grossly damaging behavior, serious intentional violations of the statutes, particularly serious, unsportsmanlike or uncomradely behavior or if there are corresponding decisions by the Executive Committee or the department head”.
Windhorst is accused of hiring an Israeli private detective agency to launch a campaign to force former President Werner Gegenbauer out of office. She had that Financial Times revealed. at SPOX and GOAL, Windhorst’s spokesman Andreas Fritzenkötter had already described the allegations as “complete nonsense” on Thursday. Hertha BSC had announced that in FT-Article-mentioned processes “to be processed and assessed by a law firm”.
If the allegations against Windhorst prove true, the 45-year-old faces consequences. The decision would be loud table football at the five-member association court. Windhorst’s possible exclusion as a member of the association would not affect his role as the majority owner of Hertha-KG, in which the entrepreneur owns 64.7 percent of the shares.
The Hertha fans in the east curve protested against Windhorst on the sidelines of the Bundesliga game against TSG Hoffenheim (1-1) on Sunday. “Windhorst out of our club,” read one banner.
Windhorst, who has so far invested 375 million euros in the club, had previously defended himself against the allegations. “The story in the Financial Times is nonsense. If you looked at the situation at the time logically, it wouldn’t have made any sense at all,” Windhorst defended himself in a statement in the Facebook group “Hertha BSC Fans”.