A Grand Valley State University football coach was suspended after saying he would have dinner with Adolf Hitler and praised the Nazi dictator’s leadership in an interview with a college newspaper.
Morris Berger was hired as Grand Valley State University’s football offense coordinator on January 20. Three days later, he gave an interview to the Grand Valley Lanthorn, the university’s student newspaper.
In most of the Q&A with the Lanthorn’s sports editor, Berger discussed his coaching background and love of football.lendale – A Grand Valley State University coach has been suspended after saying he would have dinner with Adolf Hitler and praised the Nazi dictator’s leadership in an interview with a college newspaper.
“This is probably not going to get a good review, but I’m going to say Adolf Hitler,” Berger told the sports editor. “It was obviously very sad and he had bad motives, but the way he was able to lead was second-to-none. How he rallied a group and a following, I want to know how he did that. Bad intentions of course, but you can’t deny he wasn’t a great leader.”
“The way he was able to get people to rally around him was crazy,” the student journalist replied.
Berger, who holds a degree in history according to the Lanthorn, went on to name two more historical figures he’d like to dine with: Former President John F. Kennedy and Christopher Columbus – another some call a controversial choice for enslaving indigenous people upon landing in the New World.