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Anfang banned for using fake Covid pass

Published on: 26 January 2022

Markus Anfang quit his manager's job at Werder Bremen in November after an investigation was launched by German authorities into his use of a fake certificate

Former Werder Bremen manager Markus Anfang has been banned from football for a year after using a fake Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

Anfang, 47, has been fined 20,000 euros (£16,700), while his former assistant Florian Junge, 36, was banned for 10 months and fined 3,000 euros (£2,500).

Anfang originally denied the charges and left the second-tier German side.

But both men have confessed they obtained fake vaccination cards last summer to avoid regular testing.

A statement from the German Football Association (DFB) said: "Through their actions, Markus Anfang and Florian Junge have violated their role model positions as coaches to a considerable extent."

The DFB added the pair's confessions have resulted in their bans being partly on probation and they may be able to return to coaching for the 2022-23 season.


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