VfL professional Wout Weghorst caused a sensation with a post on social media. In it, he downplayed the consequences of a corona infection. He is now “very sorry”, as he announced.
On Friday, Wout Weghorst (28) doubled VfL Wolfsburg for a 2-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt. Monday morning, the Dutchman caused a stir again. However, away from the square and in a rather questionable way. Weghorst posted a slogan on his Instagram profile that downplayed an infection with the coronavirus and presented a vaccination as dangerous. “Imagine there is a vaccine that is so safe that you have to fear using it for a disease so deadly that you have to be tested to know you have it,” read his Instagram story .
Among them, he had linked an American doctor who fell in the eye on Twitter for spreading conspiracy theories about the corona pandemic, including describing the vaccine against the virus as a “murderous tool.” The story shows with several examples, such as polio or measles, how effective vaccinations can be. In addition, leading virologists have been pointing out for months that only a vaccine can be the long-term solution in the fight against the coronavirus.
In addition, downplaying the Weghorst virus is deadly. Weghorst himself has been spared an infection, but still wants to pretend it is harmless.
“I just wanted to express what I didn’t do”
When asked, however, he responded to his post, justifying it as follows: “I’m very sorry if I hurt or annoy someone with the two posts in my Instagram story. I never meant to.”
He also said in the statement, “I have many people in my circle of friends who are infected with the coronavirus and so I know exactly what effects this virus has and how dangerous it can be. As a father of two, it is the most important thing to me. my children have a safe and healthy future and for me that means gathering comprehensive information on important topics and then thinking for myself before deciding how to behave in a way that is best for my children’s future I wanted that only express with my posts, but unfortunately that didn’t work. “
There were several professional athletes who suffered or struggled with the effects of Covid 19’s disease.
It’s only been a few days The professional Hee-chan Hwang from Leipzig can be heardthat he suffered badly during his infection. His trainer Julian Nagelsmann reported: “Hwang had severe symptoms, such as those that occur with a viral infection. He told me he was almost dead for the first seven days. He was not doing well.”
Hee-chan Hwang will no longer be able to play a game in the calendar year 2020 because he suffered so badly from his Covid 19 disease. (Source: opokupix / image images)
Also national players Ilkay Gundogan was hit hard: “I felt really bad for the first three or four days. I could barely move, had pain in my limbs, head and throat and a slight feeling of pressure in the chest that I had never had before.”
Ice hockey professional Janik Möser of the Grizzlys Wolfsburg appealed to his colleagues after his recovery: “With my case I want to point out to other professional and amateur athletes that they should not take corona contamination lightly. “
Weghorst’s entry has now been removed without comment and without further explanation.
Surprisingly: At the same time there is a donation link in his profile, which leads to a Dutch children’s fund for which Weghorst acts as ambassador.
A Chillreport request to the association has so far remained unanswered.