“Unfortunately, Sandro Wagner’s statement about thawbs occurred during an emotional phase of the game. That is not allowed. We will discuss it.” The German broadcaster Zdf wrote it on Twitter, responding to criticism against TV commentator Sandro Wagner, for his gaffe about traditional Qatari clothes, mistaken for white bathrobes by the former Bayern Munich footballer.
During the Germany-Spain broadcast last night, the former German national team player and TV commentator said: “A moment ago I thought the whole curve was Germany, full of German fans. Only later did I realize that those were the Qatari robes”, referring to fans dressed in the thawb, the traditional white robe commonly worn in the Arabian Peninsula.