Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou suspended for handshake video

BERLIN: ex Chelsea aggressor Salomon Kalou has been suspended by the German club Hertha Berlin after posting a video showing him flaunting coronavirus rules of social distancing shaking hands with teammates.

The 34-year-old Kalou's Facebook video, greeting Hertha players and club employees with handshakes, was condemned by the German league, which has implemented strict hygiene measures as it strives to secure the political green light to restart their interrupted season.

The pictures of Salomon Kalou from the Hertha dressing room are absolutely unacceptable, the German soccer league ( DFL ) said in a statement.

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Hertha said the 34-year-old woman had been suspended. Ivory Coast international with immediate effect.

Kalou, who won the Premier league with the Blues in 2010, he apologized for his actions and said he should have known better because of his involvement in health projects in his homeland.

I am sorry that my behavior gave the impression that I do not take Corona seriously. I would like to apologize for this, he said.

The opposite is true, because I am particularly concerned about people in Africa, because medical care there is not as good as in Germany.

I really didn't think about it.

The Bundesliga, which aims to restart its season from May 16, said on Monday that the massive testing of players and backroom staff had produced 10 positive results.