The leaked member is addressed in the Association's published notice, however, that "the FC runs now with jerseys, which are equipped with a mosque". Because he could not identify with Muslims and mosques, "I hereby declare my withdrawal from the faith community 1. FC Köln“.
it is Further expressed in the letter of dismissal, the presumption is that in the next season, the FC jerseys to be pink in order to make "the openness to the world perfect". This is the club page: "Thank you for the idea with the Jersey." In addition, the club bye – bye, thanked him in Turkish for the idea: "Hadi bye-bye."
in Addition, the FC refers to its Charter, the "tolerance, Fairness, openness, and respect - always and everywhere" demands. Point 6 of the Charter reads: "welcome to 'in the most beautiful city in Germany' – no matter where You come from, what do You think, what You have or are, how You live and whom You love."
The Association also responded to objections, according to which the German-Turkish mosque Association Ditib is responsible, as the operator of the Cologne mosque about homophobic positions and thus also of the Charter of the opponent. "The mosque is a symbol for the large Turkish Community in Cologne, there are very many die-hard #effzeh Fans," writes the Bundesliga club on Twitter. "You became a part of Cologne's Skyline. This is true regardless of how one stands politically to the operator of the mosque.“Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 04:19