German international Jerome Boateng has slammed Schalke 04 for using his suspended brother Prince as a scapegoat.
Kevin-Prince Boateng was suspended indefinitely by Schalke despite having two more years to run on is contract, after their weekend defeat to Cologne.
Various reasons have been attributed to why the Ghanaian international has been suspended, but Jerome is adamant his brother is being victimized.
“I was surprised when my eldest brother George informed me [about the suspension]. At first I did not know what to say. He’s disappointed by those in charge at Schalke, and I absolutely understand it,” he told SportBild.
“It’s clear that Schalke were looking for a scapegoat. My brother did not feature in the first XI for weeks. And only because he then started once in a team that’s played unsuccessful for weeks, he all of a sudden is supposed to have dragged them down?”
“I also asked him what was going on here. He told me of the difficult situation at Schalke, and he has not been himself. He is human and very disappointed by the person in charge at Schalke, and I understand absolutely.”
“That’s just it, what would he have to do against Cologne? Suddenly shoot five goals in a game? Why is the whole team is not criticized for a defeat? Instead one throws out only two players, one of them being Kevin who only came off the bench for five weeks and has always given everything anyway.”
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