FC Köln Happily Parts Ways With Mosque-Hating Fan
FC Köln scored a huge social media victory after calling out a supporter that terminated their membership with the club in response to a mosque being featured on next season’s kits. The Islamophobic moron really thought they did something with a letter to FC Köln announcing their departure and reasoning. Little did they know that their message would be put on blast on social media.
We received notice from a member who wanted to cancel their membership due to the mosque on our kit.
— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) August 11, 2020
We’ll get back to the pink jersey in a minute. First, the mosque in question is featured on the German club’s away kits. You honestly need to look extremely close to see a faded skyline of Cologne, which includes the Kölner Mosque.
FC Koln Mosque Kit
The Köln Skyline on our away shirt does not only feature the Dom, Colonius, RheinEnergieSTADION and Hohenzollernbrücke, but also the Kölner Mosque as a sign of inclusivity in the city. #effzeh— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) August 9, 2020
Been there last year. Loved the mosque, loved the city. pic.twitter.com/PhuizI9HFF— Ali Hayati (@FollowHayati) August 11, 2020
The outline of the mosque is under the ‘uhl’ in 'uhlsport' on the kit. The structure is barely visible, but its addition spreads Köln’s message that the club is home to all people.
In the middle. pic.twitter.com/1vNZt9V9tF— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) August 11, 2020
Köln’s response and condemnation of the ex-supporter received high praise from football fans.
A huge respect @fckoeln_en
I came across this tweet on my timeline and your @fckoeln_en response really overwhelmed me and as a die hearted @ManUtd fans I have decided to make @fckoeln_en my #1 team in Germany and my only other Team in the World after @ManUtd— Mohamed B Barrie (@barriem775) August 11, 2020
Dealt with brilliantly and you've gained another supporter here.— Ifrha (@ifrha3) August 11, 2020
My new favourite German club you've earned the respect of many Muslims around the world pic.twitter.com/Sgr5eiQgcc— Gaming Akhtar Style (@GameAkhtarStyle) August 11, 2020
Now, back to Köln’s pink kit concept. No one is quite sure why the ex-fan is so disgusted with the thought of wearing the color pink. Even Köln was baffled.
We have no idea— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) August 11, 2020
The more important task is creating a petition to replace Köln’s third kit with the pink one. No offense to Köln’s canary-inspired kits, but the pink wave is supreme.
— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) August 10, 2020
With the next Bundesliga season starting soon, FC Köln will see if its play on the field is equivalent with its excellent moves on Twitter. The Billy Goats finished 14th last season.