DFB Imposes Limits on Facebook Comments after Racist Attacks on U17 Players

The German soccer federation limited comments on its junior teams’ Facebook page after racist and discriminatory comments against its Under-17 players. The federation posted a picture of four Black players celebrating their win over the United States in the U17 World Cup. Comments were switched off and the federation posted a statement, emphasizing its commitment to diversity and intolerance of discriminatory and racist comments. The Under-17 team has won all its games at the World Cup and next faces Spain in the quarterfinals. Player Herrmann emphasized the team’s unity and belief in themselves as key factors in their success.