Wolfsburg set to hold talks with their striker Wout Weghorst after he refuses to distance himself from anti Covid vaccine posts in December
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Wolfsburg’s Dutch international striker, Wout Weghorst, has given an interview on ZDF, which has been reported in Sport Buzzer , in which he refused to distance himself from a Covid denial post on his Instagram back in December.
The post read, “Imagine there is a vaccine that is so safe that you have to be threatened to take it – for a disease that is so deadly that you have to be tested to know that you have it.”
He was confronted regarding his post and the 28 year missed the opportunity to distance himself from the claim. When asked about it he said he made the decision for himself “not just for me, also my family, my children, my girlfriend.” He thinks it is something that everyone needs to decide what is best for themselves and that is what he was doing based on his own feelings.
Now his club’s GM Jorg Schmadtke has also spoken to Sport Buzzer and has said they will speak an explanation from the player.
Wolfsburg GM Jörg Schmadtke tells @sportbuzzer they‘ll meet Weghorst to see how he explains himself. Schamdtke: “If it’s a matter of him saying, I deny completely that Corona exists, then I’ll say that has nothing to do with an opinion, but is changing the facts.” Details below. https://t.co/ZlswP1fuOc
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Schmadtke, who has only recently recovered from Covid told Sport Buzzer, “We”ll talk to him about it next week and then see how he explains himself. But when it comes to saying that I deny that Corona even exists I say: It has nothing to do with an opinion, it is a transfiguration of the facts. Because it is a fact that this pandemic affects us employed for 14 months.”
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY – APRIL 24: Mario Mandzukic of Wolfsburg celebrates scoring his second goal with Grafite and Jan Polak during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and 1. FC Koeln at Volkswagen Arena on April 24, 2011 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Weghorst has scored 18 goals this season, as Wolfsburg sit third place in the Bundesliga eight points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in fifth place. He is contracted at the club until 2023 and said of his future.
“I feel very much at home in Wolfsburg and in Germany. We are doing very well here, I am very much appreciated here by my club. As far as I am concerned, we are not yet at the limit.”
“If everyone has the feeling that we are going further, then it will go on like this. I have learned that in football, you can’t say that much about the future. We will see.”
He has been linked to Arsenal in the past and seems to have the build and ability to cause problems for Premier League defenders.
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