Bayer 04 is Wiesdorf: school workshop with Tah on racism

8 July 2024

Bayer 04 is Wiesdorf: school workshop with Tah on racism

Whether at school, in grassroots sports or at the football stadium – racism and discrimination of all kinds are still prevalent in our society. For this reason, Bayer 04 has been organising preventative school workshops on the subject of racism for many years.

One of these workshops took place at the Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium not far from the BayArena as part of the Wiesdorf district matchday – and with a prominent guest: Werkself star Jonathan Tah worked intensively with the pupils on the topic. The German champion and international also spoke about his personal experiences with racism.

Despite the demanding schedule in the current phase of the season, Jonathan Tah did not miss the opportunity to take part in the workshop at the Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium in person. The 28-year-old is very keen to raise awareness of this issue.

“I will never forget an encounter with racism from my youth. We had a few dark-skinned players in our team back then and at an away game, the spectators kept making monkey noises when one of them was on the ball or fetched the ball.”

Jonathan Tah, Professional Footballer at Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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