Mark’s beginning, the former coach of the SVW, had not appealed against the judgment referred to by the Bremen district court because of the use of a fake vaccination certificate. The verdict was thus legally binding. This information was only published on Friday – and thus the 47-year-old has to pay 36,000 euros for his offenses.

Specifically, at the request of the prosecutor’s office, the district court of Bremen had adopted a penalty before 90 daily phrases of 400 euros each – and also criticism was adopted by co-trainer Florian Young.

Rather, however, his fake Covid 19 vaccine certificate, above all, shook the German professional football and cost her itself – especially because in the beginning the allegations on 18 November 2021 had declared. The Sports Court of the DFB, for example, did not release the football teacher only in January 2022 from 20 November 2021 for a complete year of coherence activities, the penalty being exposed to probation from 1 June 2022.

“I did justice to my role model function in no way”

But questionable, if in the future, a professional club will find itself, the beginning offers a job. It is aware of the coach itself, as he has admittedly admitted to his first public appearance since his offense.

“First of all, I would like to thank me to express myself here – and also the chance directly to apologize for what I’ve made,” as early as the “current sports studio”. “I did not live up to my role model function. I have many people who set a lot of trust in me and who have supported me, disappointed and lied. I have inflicted great damage to my family, which hurts me insanely. And last but not least If I apologize to the SV Werder Bremen. For if I did not live up to any role model at that time, then I should meet at least now – in the sense of: if you made a mistake, then you have to be and herself be enough “

During the procedure ongoing procedure, the 47-year-old had already evidenced himself earlier, “but there one will also be stopped that one would not be commented. Otherwise I would have expressed myself earlier.”

“I fight there against my fears”

His mistake out of his point of view: He had been afraid then to lose his job if he just does not vaccinate. “Exactly that,” so beginning. “It is so that in every positive test, the unvavings are sent in quarantine for 14 days. You also have to accept and understand that. If you are in a guide position, a club can not join several quarantine times in the long run. You can not do any Association lead when you sit at home. ” That’s his fear, he wanted to stay.

But why did not exist against the dangerous delta variant beginning at the time? His explanation: “Everyone has his personal story, his own health history. With me it is like that: I already have a heart muscle inflammation behind me – and I’m a great fear of this vaccine.” This also has to do with his father, who, when he had been coach in the 1st FC Cologne, was collapsed on the tribune “with a severe heart attack” (April 11, 2019; anm. D. Red.). “I went all up close up – and that’s something with 1. And that fear is difficult to take me. And the safety that I did not happen to me, I did not get that way, I fight against my fears.”

He talked to some doctors in this regard, but the fear does not let him go. “No doctor can give me the security that nothing happens to me.” That’s why starting has not yet been vaccinated until today.

Second chance as a coach? “I can not expect that”

For Mark’s start “The first step”: for what he has made, apologize for all. imago images / commport

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Against the counterfeiting of the vaccination pass and visiting the Cologne carnival, when a vaccination certificate would have been to visit, in the beginning did not lead any arguments into the field. Rather, he was aware that he had committed a criminal offense – and now it had to live: “I used a false health certificate, I was not vaccinated, I’ve lied – because it was for me at that moment so that I only Capture my job with a vaccine. “

And because of all this he would like to show repentance: “I would say from me that I’m not a criminal person. But in the case I’ve committed a criminal offense. And that’s why many people have apologized – at Werder, at Frank Baumann with whom I also write at Klaus Filbry. And I can understand that people are mad at me. ”

Can he act again as a coach in the future? Beginning itself wants to worry about the moment “about how I apologize for what I’ve done, that’s the first step. I have to live with the mistake. And what maybe come, I have it No thoughts made me. But of course you want a person to get a second chance. But I can not expect that now. ” LESEN To this case also a comment by coach Reporter Tim Lüddecke: Mark’s start and the new dimension – inglorious, arrogant, responsive