Berlin (dpa) – National footballer Leon Goretzka has been attacked by AfD supporters for his political commitment.

“Yes, I did. I also made it public to some extent to show people: stop, there are contractions here,” said the 25-year-old from Bayern Munich in an interview with “Welt am Sonntag”. Above all, there was a lot more encouragement. You have to fight this resistance to improve something. We have to make it clear to people that we live in a democracy that cannot be destroyed by anything or anyone. Bring hateful comments. position more clearly. “

The three-time winner confirmed that he believes the right-wing populist party is not eligible. “The Corona crisis in particular made it even clearer which party it is: for me it is not an alternative, but a shame for Germany,” said Goretzka, who this year met Holocaust survivor and Berlin honorary citizen Margot Friedländer (99). . ) Had met.

“Despite all the suffering she has endured, she has remained such a positive person. She says she loves people,” said the international. “After what Mrs. Friedländer has been through, it is actually unimaginable. She even took her Jewish star. Those are moments when you literally stop.” On the way she told him, “We must be the ones to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again. That’s her mission, that’s why she fights every day.”

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