EX-GERMANY international Stefan Kuntz has been criticised after letting slip a sexist gaff live on television after his second-division club Kaiserslautern drew all-conquering Bayern Munich in the German Cup.
“Typical: football and women. Mrs Neid (national women’s head coach Silvia Neid) also gave us Leverkusen (in the last round),” fumed the 51-year-old live on German channel ARD.
“We’re looking forward to it, many thanks,” he added sarcastically.
“With Hansi and Mehmet there, I thought nothing could go wrong.”
German football fans took to Twitter to voice their disapproval at Kuntz’s remark, with Sport1 presenter Laura Wontorra asking: “Should I take that personally?”
Triple-Paralympic swimming champion Kirsten Bruhn had helped make the draw alongside Germany’s assistant coach Hansi Flick, watched by pundit and ex-international Mehmet Scholl yesterday in the ARD studio.
Kuntz, who helped Germany win the Euro 96 title, was interviewed immediately after Kaiserslautern drew Bayern away at Munich’s Allianz Arena on Apr 15 or 16, while Borussia Dortmund host VfL Wolfsburg in the other semifinal.
The German Cup final will be held at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on May 17.