After the European Championship round of 16 between England and Germany, Karl Lauterbach sharply criticized EURO host Uefa. The corona expert is drastic.
Munich / London – The pan-European football championship 2021 * polarizes more and more in the coronavirus pandemic *. Not only because of the results, but above all because of tens of thousands of spectators in the arenas in times of Covid-19 *.
With a view to the European Championship round of 16 between England and Germany (2-0) * SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach * sharply criticized the host Uefa this Wednesday (June 30th). The game at London’s Wembley Stadium was attended by 45,000 spectators on Tuesday evening, mostly without an FFP2 mask *. Wild scenes after the goals by Raheem Sterling (75th minute) and Harry Kane (86th) showed that the distances in the arena were no longer kept in any way.
Despite Corona and Delta variant: tens of thousands of viewers at EM 2021 – Karl Lauterbach criticizes sharply
Around 2,000 German fans residing in and around London were among the audience. For Lauterbach, the images and scenes from the English capital, where the Delta variant * is currently spreading with a high risk of infection, are incomprehensible. “The game showed again yesterday how close the fans are, how often they hug and yell at each other. Hundreds of people have certainly been infected and they are now infecting thousands, “the health politician and member of the Bundestag wrote on Twitter:” UEFA is responsible for the deaths of many people. “
The game showed again yesterday how close the fans are, how often they hug and yell at each other. Hundreds of them have certainly been infected and these are now infecting thousands in turn. UEFA is responsible for the deaths of many people. https://t.co/ruL9FBqPYF
– Karl Lauterbach (@Karl_Lauterbach) June 30, 2021
The elimination of the German national team at the European Championship in the last international match of Joachim Löw as national coach * had seen twice as many fans as in the previous games at Wembley Stadium. While 22,500 spectators were still allowed in the three group games in London and the first European Championship round of 16 in Wembley between Italy and Austria (2: 1 nV), 45,000 fans were allowed in at the “home game” for the “Three Lions” against their big rivals.
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With a capacity of 90,000 spectators, this corresponds to an occupancy rate of 50 percent. But: The fans were crowded together, and it was not uncommon for them to form entire standing blocks in the seating area. Compliance with corona rules * was simply no longer guaranteed.
Because of the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the corona virus, other games of the 2021 European Football Championship had caused a stir. Up to 55,000 spectators attended the games in the Budapest Puskas Arena (Hungary).
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And when Denmark beat Russia 4-1 in an emotional final group game, 23,644 spectators were frenetically and euphorically embraced in the Parken Stadium (capacity: 38,000 spectators) in Copenhagen. Of course, even here without any distance rules. In contrast, only 14,500 spectators are admitted to the four European Championship games in Munich – subject to strict requirements. (pm) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA