What They're Saying: Michael Preetz

"With his video, Salomon Kalou has not only done a great deal of damage to Hertha BSC, but also created the impression that individual players are not taking the issue of coronavirus seriously, in a time of great discussion on the resumption of football and the role of the professional game."

-- Hertha Berlin general manager Michael Preetz on Kalou, who was suspended after he filmed himself flouting social distancing rules on his return to training. The Ivorian star appeared to make light of the COVID-19 pandemic live on social media as the Bundesliga has taken steps to gain government approval to return to action. The 35-year-old Kalou apologized, saying he was excited after his test for the coronavirus came back negative. Of the 1,724 tests of players and staff on the 36 clubs in the top two German divisions, 10 were returned positive. (Hertha Berlin)
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