1. FC Union Berlin contacted her following accusations from Steffani Jenz, wife of Wolfsburg professional footballer Moritz Jenz.

Jentz felt violated while breastfeeding her 11-month-old son and said on Instagram that she was harassed by an older man. The club expressed regret following the incident during Köpenicker’s home match against the VfL, head of communications Christian Arbeit said on Monday.

The wife of a professional football player reported a shocking incident

Wolfsburg professional Moritz Jenz during the game against Union Berlin.

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Jenz wrote that the man approached her with a beer in his hand and an angry face as she breastfed her son in a nearly deserted room in the family area of ​​An der Alten Försterei stadium during the first half on Saturday. The man reportedly asked her to leave the room. The staff did not understand the situation. As she was talking to the security company employee, he walked up to the older man and within five seconds they were both laughing.

“Unfortunately, we live in a society that not only does not condemn such ignorant people, but also defends them and has the courage to laugh at them,” wrote Steffani Jenz.

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Union Berlin apologized to Steffani Jenz

“We saw Ms. Jentz’s post and immediately apologized to her via social media and thanked her for bringing the issue to light,” a union labor representative said. “It goes without saying that mothers can breastfeed their babies without worry. We also require this of our stadium guests and employees.” The Club will work through the incident with staff and inform them of how to respond appropriately if someone feels harassed at one of its events. (dpa/ms)

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