Frankfurt – The coach and captain grabbed the trophy, made unnecessary speeches, made thousands of fans wait and freaked out, played a wrong name, and blew the whistle: Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann (63, SPD) managed to stand up to hundreds of thousands of fans and TV in the city’s greatest sporting moment – To embarrass viewers to the bone.
His statement to BILD: “First of all, big sorry! On Thursday, I was for a moment more of a fan of Eintracht than Lord Mayor.
BILD has collected press commentary.
His program “Embarrassment”
“Feldman’s embarrassment is his show,” FAZ commented. “It was to be expected that the city’s reception of the Frankfurt Eintracht Cup champions could be abused: you can count on Peter Feldmann.”
Publisher Carsten Knop summed up Feldmann’s error as follows: “A host stood out whose job it was to make his guests shine. Even the undisputed mayor would be well advised to open the doors alone for this purpose, but otherwise remain in the background.”
Further: “Feldman, who has even promised restraint in light of the indictment against him, does the opposite. He grabs the trophy. He makes sure that fans who have been waiting for the team on Romer for more than ten hours have to put up with mispronouncing the players’ names.”
‘The SPD guy hardly cares’
Der Spiegel wrote: “The mayor who never quits. A well-paid job for a sweetheart plus a company car, even on parental leave: the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office has charged Peter Feldmann. But the SPD guy hardly cares.”
Frankfurt Rundschau and FNP responded with sarcasm: “In the greatest moment of harmony, the mayor threw a great single. We’re still looking for people who didn’t find it embarrassing.”
Can you endure a tear, save a penalty, make the team fit?
And furthermore: “Oh man, it was awesome how Peter Feldman went on almost the entirety of the European Cup final on Wednesday night in the Seville Cauldron (pronounced ‘Mickey Mouse Stadium’) with a glaring tear in his head. Bloody! No? Oh, that was Sibel Road. ?Okay – how about the last penalty kick! Also no? Did you get a 911? Don’t wait a minute: Then he made this great team fit for his biggest success… Not even that? Was that Oliver Glasner?”
This tweet matches it:
The Frankfurt Journal wrote: “Mayor Peter Feldmann deceived himself with his performance at the Frankfurt Eintracht victory celebration. In addition to the lack of a sense of proportion, his transgression is evident here too.”
Did he want a piece of Stardust of Concord?
And moreover: “It was very rare in Frankfurt – especially after the epidemic. Very close again: O.B. Feldmann, who wanted to get something out of stardust in Eintracht. Knows: these pictures are broadcast all over the world. But this self-portrait In the Eintracht stream he was not well received by fans and everyone else.
‘The players at Kaisersal made fun of themselves’
Hessenshau noted, “The players at Kaisersall made fun of him when he misread their names. As a fan of Eintracht, you must have already.”
Moreover: “Peter Feldmann was not attached to Eintracht, nor to Frankfurt fans. All he cared about was enjoying the glamor of success and having beautiful television pictures. He is not only embarrassed. Here someone completely forgot the humility before the position for which he was elected. And he is also special goal.”
The football magazine Kicker also devoted an article to the Frankfurt newspaper Gockel-OB. In the headline, editor-in-chief Rainer Franzke asked: “Will the mayor of Frankfurt fall on the victory of harmony?”
self-control? “Exactly the opposite”
Then the text read: “Feldmann, who declared restraint in public appearances weeks ago due to investigations into the Oo scandal, is practicing the exact opposite. By doing so, he has damaged entire politics outside Frankfurt am Main, where politicians are no longer mentioned in many events Sports as guests of honor via advertisements in light of the expected whistles.
“Focus on the Internet”: “Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann does not look happy when the European Cup winner Eintracht Frankfurt arrives. The reaction of the fans is not long in coming.”
“The mayor’s still a little on the way.”
The Süddeutsche Zeitung brought Frankfurt and Feldmann closer to its readers: “This city actually lacks the tradition of celebrating itself. Is it justified now that the European Cup has been won? The mayor is still a bit on the way.”
Further: “Peter Feldmann, that is the name of the man, is again the subject of the city’s great blasphemy. On the one hand, it is quite a Frankfurter: German emperors and kings have been crowned there for nearly 200 years, but they have always resided elsewhere.” Nor was the city ever episcopal.The banker Friedrich von Metzler once said: “It lacked the splendor of a court. Wherever there is a court, one likes to shine with it. Instead, it’s nothing but people who have come and gone for centuries, a process that incidentally is repeated every day. 400,000 people commute every morning, only to leave quickly in the evening. There is no tradition of self-portrait. And this mayor certainly wouldn’t justify it.”
More press reviews
RTL: “The mayor embarrasses himself by stealing a glass.”
“Sport 1”: “Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann fooled himself at Eintracht’s victory celebration at Town Hall in Römer Thursday night.”
“11 Freunde” elicited in this video: “After arriving in Frankfurt, Eintracht captain Sebastian Rode naturally wanted to step proudly onto the balcony of the town hall holding the trophy. But he made the calculations without Mayor Lord Peter Feldman.”
Wiesbadener Kurier called the appearance of the mayor of Frankfurt “an embarrassing target by O.B. Feldmann”.
Augsburger Allgemeine also touched on the embarrassing moment: “But the politician’s hope for a few seconds of fame was not fulfilled. Instead, he had to endure ridicule because of handball, which is punishable by law.”
Axel Springer Welt wrote of the trophy’s “stealing”: “While the mayor was smiling broadly with the bowl in his hands, Rudd stopped and looked like a four-year-old from whom an adult had just taken the remote control car. Even Glasner’s look of disdain was not Need accompanying words.”
Moreover: “Sometimes it’s the little things that decide whether an evening is a success or a failure. Whether it’s a converted penalty in the Seville final or a 16-second video racing through social media faster than winger Philippe Costek lower left.”
This may have happened:
► When the Euro champions arrived in Romer on Thursday (May 19, 2022) just after 9pm after hours of motorcades in the rain, Feldman greedily snatched the bowl from Sebastian Rudd (31) and coach Oliver Glasner (47). The two of them looked at each other in astonishment, but the mayor couldn’t get rid of the smile on his face…
► Instead of letting the Euro winners come up to the balcony as soon as possible after arriving to celebrate with fans who had been waiting for hours, Feldman gave an unnecessary speech. All the ultimate heroes are named after it. But almost everyone had speech problems. Makoto Hasebe was introduced as Hasabi. Gabriel Soo became “Cheep! Cheeprill Soo”, Evan N’Dicka in “Evan Nickdika”. Chief Financial Officer Oliver Frankenbach described him as the sporting director (actually Marcus Croce).
Background: Eintracht Frankfurt won their second international title in the club’s history on Wednesday (18 May 2022) in Seville: Eintracht won the Europa League final 5-4 (1-1, 1-1, 0-0) on penalties. Against Glasgow Rangers of Scotland.