In a Twitch video, former Bundesliga professional Arturo Vidal talked about his goal against Robert Enke – and his suicide. He is now being sharply criticized worldwide for this.
Former Bundesliga professional Arturo Vidal has produced numerous scandals in his career. Most of the time it involved alcohol or other forms of undisciplined behavior. In the recent outrage about the professional, who is now under contract with the Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense, the anger is much greater because it is about the suicide of the former Bundesliga keeper Robert Enke. “That was my first goal in Europe with Bayer Leverkusen. Hey, the goalkeeper had depression afterwards and killed himself,” said the Chilean international in a live stream on the Twitch platform about his goal on September 23, 2007 in the 3-0 win the Werkself against Hannover 96 and Enke.
“Disgusting”: Criticism of Arturo Vidal’s sentence
About Vidal’s statement, who played for Leverkusen from 2007 to 2011 and for Bayern Munich from 2015 to 2018, the Italian “Gazzetta dello Sport” wrote: “There are sentences that you regret immediately after saying them. This sentence from the mouth of Arturo Vidal is one of them. There can be no two opinions.” The Spanish sports newspaper “Marca” condemned the comment as just “disgusting”. There was also severe criticism and a lack of understanding for Vidal on social networks.
Vidal has now commented on the criticism. In another stream, he said: “To all the spiteful journalists: you saw in this video that I said everything with good intentions and nothing bad. I didn’t laugh at it either, I would never do that.”
Enke, who was suffering from depression, took his own life on November 10, 2009. The former Hannover 96 goalkeeper played eight caps for the German national team between 2007 and 2009.
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