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Ralf Rangnick, Austria's coach, excluded three footballers for singing homophobic chants. Guido Burgstaller, Marco Grüll and Niklas Hedl, worldwide footballers for Rapid Vienna, had been crossed off the squad listing scheduled to play two friendlies towards Slovakia (March 23) and Turkey (March 26).

A 65-year-old German, Rangnick introduced the measure this Tuesday through the press convention by which he offered these summoned. The occasion aroused nice curiosity in Austria after the scandal that broke out on February 25, within the epilogue of the derby between Rapid and Austria Vienna. Rapid received and their gamers, accompanied by some leaders, met with the followers within the stadium to have fun the victory by singing songs with a megaphone. “We are not violets [los colores del Austria] with a warm ass!”, the footballers shouted. They had been joined by Steffen Hofmann, the supervisor, who used the loudspeaker to name the opposite staff's gamers “assholes.” Rapid had not received the derby since 2019. The insults had been recorded and revealed on social networks. The incident generated nice social alarm throughout the next weeks.