Munich born FC Bayern and German football living legend Franz Beckenbauer has a turbulent October. German magazine “Der Spiegel” recently published an investigative article in which they accuse the 70-year-old Beckenbauer of knowing about a slush fund, money from which was supposedly used to bribe FIFA officials in 2000 in order to be awarded the 2006 World Cup. As all German football officials earlier, he denied any knowledge about any funds or bribes a few hours ago today. But that’s not what earned him a mention here.
The host of the “heute Show” on German Public TV (ZDF) Oliver Welke reminded Germany that Beckenbauer already spoke about a similar topic to Al Jazeera some five years ago. He showed an outtake from the interview which you can view on YouTube (0:30 – 1:30 in the video) and mocked the Kaiser’s English language skills.
Welke also had a comment on Qatar being awarded the Championship: “According to Der Spiegel, Germany has paid 6.7 million Euro for the Championship ... 6.7 million ... when Qatar officials heard of this, their reaction was: ‘F... we have paid much more!’”