This Thursday the resolution of the trial against Christoph Metzelder for possession and dissemination of child pornography. The ex-footballer himself confessed guilty and apologized: “I accept the punishment and I apologize to the victims of sexual violence. I will have to live the rest of my life with this guilt, ”he said during his statement.
After this, the German was
sentenced to ten months on probation. A pity that many have considered too slight. For example L
ukas Podolski, compatriot of Metzelder and with which he coincided with the German national team during the 2006 World Cup.
“I don’t understand the ten-month probation sentence. This is not about teaching a prominent perpetrator a lesson. I should have been punished more harshly From the beginning. Even a partial confession should not be an exoneration when it comes to child pornography, ”wrote the Turkish Antalyaspor footballer act on his Twitter account.
And he continued: “Whoever sins against children must be punished with all the possible severity of the law. Again: Children get hurt! Like their parents and families! The punishment does not do justice to the offense. It’s disgusting”, has commented.
“I immediately commented on the accusations against Metzelder because I wanted to take a clear position on such an important issue. I said ‘disgusting’ at the time, and I can’t think of a more appropriate word. For me there is nothing worse than these crimes against children. Anyone who has children of their own will judge it that way. These acts are a shame ”, the attacker has settled.