The Kaiser, who has become quite infamous in world football for his comments before and during the World Cup. He has publicly criticized the German national team in the past, and coach Joachim Loew. Now, Beckenbauer, who is an absolute legend of German football, has come out in the press and slammed both World Cup finalists.
Beckenbauer stated that the two teams were played a game that was an awful advert for football. He also accused the Dutch of play anti-football, and was dismayed at the amount of yellow cards that piled up in the match.
Beckenbauer also criticized referee Howard Webb. The Kaiser’s comment was that Webb ‘could not control’ the game. Beckenbauer spoke to Bild magazine in Germany and was apparently appalled at some of the decisions Webb made, and more specifically the decision to allow Nigel De Jong to remain on the playing field.
The Kaiser won the World Cup with Germany in 1974 as a player, and in 1990 as a manager. Now, he serves as a pundit on a football program in Germany and has a column in a German newspaper. Beckenbauer also still has a keen interest in Bayern Munich, and reportedly still has quite a bit of influence in Bayern Munich’s board.