Felix Zwayer takes a break from being a referee. The referee boss of the DFB, Lutz Michael Fröhlich, confirmed this to the TV broadcaster on Sunday image.
Zwayer has been criticized since the top Bundesliga match between FC Bayern and BVB. Back then, a number of controversial decisions led Zwayers to victory for FC Bayern. BVB youngster Jude Bellingham then referred to the fraud affair surrounding Robert Hoyzer, in which Zwayer is said to have been involved.
The consequence: Zwayer will no longer lead BVB games. And in addition, the 40-year-old, who continues to deny the allegations and stresses that he never accepted money for match-fixing, is taking a general break as a referee.
“After his last international assignment before Christmas, Zwayer took vacation for himself and is currently not active as a referee. That is self-determined by him,” said Lutz Michael Fröhlich on Sunday.
How long this break should last is currently unclear. Fröhlich, who at Zwayer refers to the presumption of innocence (innocent until proven guilty), advises clarifying the Zwayer allegations: “I would really appreciate it if you really knew what happened back then. This allegation, Taken money or not taken money, that’s in the room. It would be impossible for me to run games with this burden. “