“Crossed the line”: Mainz coach with allegations against McKenna – Baumgart calmed down


A heated argument on the sidelines during the game between 1. FC Köln and Mainz 05 also had its aftermath at the subsequent press conference. The verbal attacks by Cologne’s assistant coach Kevin McKenna so enraged the Mainz head coach that he didn’t want to give in after the final whistle. “I can take a lot of things that are said in the heat of the game,” said Svensson, “but I don’t get on with anyone who insults me personally at halftime. A limit has been crossed. “

The noise was triggered by a gross foul by Stefan Bell, the right-back from FSV Mainz 05, on Cologne’s striker Anthony Modeste (41st minute). The striker had to be replaced with a bruised pelvis. “The whole Bank of Cologne asked for red, that’s what I asked him about. That was why it escalated, “said Svensson of the dispute at halftime.

Scandal in the 60th minute -Svensson refused to shake hands

It was really high again in the 60th minute after a clash between Mark Uth and 05 defense chief Alexander Hack, which was whistled in favor of the FSV. First McKenna and Svensson attacked each other, had to be separated from the 4th official and Baumgart. Then the Mainz assistant coach Keyhanfar yelled: “Now you want a penalty? Sit down Who do you think you are. ”The wild scolding could not be ignored via the external microphones, even for the viewers on the television.

Svensson refused to shake hands with McKenna in a subsequent arbitration attempt by referee Deniz Aytekin. Both hotheads were warned with a yellow card.

Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart did not want to hang the violent argument too high after the final whistle. “It was an emotional game – also on the coaching benches,” he said soothingly. “It’s over and it should be shut down.” He also asked McKenna what had happened: “He said he did nothing.”

Baumgart with a different foul rating than his assistant

Baumgart came to a different assessment than his assistant, according to the TV pictures of the Modeste foul. “I saw no intention that he wanted to kick him. At first I also thought of red. The yellow card was the right decision. “

From a sporting point of view, coaches and players were able to “live well” with the division of points after a hard-fought game with lots of emotions, as the Mainz sports director Christian Heidel found. The heat didn’t bother him either. “It was a highly dramatic game with a lot of fuss. That’s what people want, ”he said. “We are currently offering a lot of spectacle.” (Ok, sid, dpa)


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