EA pulls Marco van Basten from FIFA 20 after he used Nazi term “Sieg Heil” live on air

December 4, 2019
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EA has pulled Marco van Basten from FIFA 20 after he used Nazi term “Sieg Heil” live on air.

The former Netherlands, Ajax and Ac Milan forward was suspended from his role as a television pundit for a week after saying Sieg Heil, which in German means “hail victory”, on the Dutch version of Fox Sports in late November.

The 55-year-old apologised later in the De Eretribune show, with Fox issuing its own statement calling the comment “stupid and inappropriate”. Van Basten, who was Ballon d’Or winner three times during a glittering career, was then suspended until 7th December, with his wages for that week donated to the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation.

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