Ex-Arsenal Legend Jens Lehmann SACKED after RACIST comment

May 6, 2021

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has landed himself in hot water.

After appearing to accidentally send a racist WhatsApp to Sky Germany pundit Dennis Aogo, the former Gunners stopper has been sacked by Hertha Berlin where he served as an advisor to the supervisory board.

During Sky Germany’s coverage of the Champions League semi-final second leg clash between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, for which Aogo covered, Lehmann sent the pundit a WhatsApp, likely for someone else, asking if he was the broadcaster’s “token black man”.

His message read: “Ist dennis eigentlich euer qotenschwarzer? [sic]”. Which translates to: “Is Dennis basically your token black guy?”Arsenal’s Summer Transfer ApproachVolume 90% 

Aogo then uploaded a screenshot of the exchange on his Instagram, with the caption: “Wow dein ernst? Die nachricht war wohl nicht an mich gedacht!!!”

Screenshot uploaded by Aogo

Which translates to: “Wow are you serious? The message was probably not meant for me.”

And in the wake of the ex-goalkeeper’s remarks about Aogo, Hertha have sacked him.

In a brief statement on Twitter, Hertha president Werner Gegenbauer said: “Such statements are in no way representative of the values that Hertha BSC stands for.

“We distance ourselves from all forms of racism and welcome the action taken by TENNOR Holding.”

Jens Lehmann has since issued an apology on social media.

“In a private message from my cell phone to Dennis Aogo, an impression was created for which I apologized in conversation with Dennis,” he wrote on Twitter.

“As a former national player he is very knowledgeable and has a great presence and brings odds at Sky.”