Due to the heated discussions after the top Bundesliga game between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich (2:3) in early December, referee Felix Zwayer will no longer be leading BVB matches for the time being. Referee boss Lutz Michael Fröhlich told the kicker.
“In my opinion, in such a case or a similar case, it would not be justifiable to all parties to immediately start the same line-up again,” said Fröhlich: “There should be some time left.”
The debate in Zwayer was sparked by young Dortmund star Jude Bellingham. The Englishman had verbally attacked the referee after the game against Bayern.
It dealt with the Berliner’s past and his involvement in the Hoyzer scandal. According to the files, Zwayer had taken money from mastermind Robert Hoyzer in 2004 as an assistant. He later discovered the scandal and despite the ban, manipulation was never proven.
However, according to Fröhlich, the files may not represent the actual events correctly. “Here was Robert Hoyzer’s statement that Felix Zwayer had taken money against Felix Zwayer’s, who denied it. In this situation, he accepted the verdict,” Fröhlich said. “Every time the trial was repeated in recent years, Felix was rolled up. told me he hadn’t taken any money.”