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When the then 26-year-old Carmen Thomas first stepped into the sacred halls of the “Current Sports Studio” in early 1973 to be the first woman to host a sports program, criticism rained from the beginning. A scandalous change for the domain that was previously run by men.

  • Carmen Thomas is the first woman to moderate “Current Sports Studio”
  • Journalist speaks of Schalke “05”
  • Carmen Thomas is 75 years old

Six months later, the journalist made a faux pas: A small slip of the tongue was supposed to make her a nationwide target of scorn and ridicule.

Carmen Thomas will be 75 years old on Friday (May 7, 2021). She is still convinced today: Looking back, the slip of the tongue from back then did not harm her career – on the contrary!

ZDF: Carmen Thomas spoke in the “Sportstudio” of FC Schalke “05”

When Thomas announced a friendly match between the miners and the Belgian club Standard Liège on July 21, 1973, it happened: “Now we come to exactly what Siegfried Andrich has just mentioned in the news. Namely to the game Schalke 05 against … uh .. Standard Liège. “

In the heat of the moment, Thomas had the founding year of the proud
Ruhrpott-Traditionsverein just moved a year back.

A short time later, the visibly embarrassed presenter tried to explain: “The very serious football fans can now wake up from their impotence. I even noticed myself that I said Schalke 05 and not Schalke 04. “

But this supposedly small number error could no longer be undone. For what felt like an eternity, Thomas stuck to their Schalke “05” promises. A year and a half later, the presenter switched to WDR, but her slip of the tongue should not have had anything to do with it.

Carmen Thomas did no harm to the “sports studio” spokesman

Today the journalist looks back calmly on her goat – basically everything has been steered in the right direction.

“I was often interviewed by the slip of the tongue and looked in the mirror. Didn’t think that was good enough. Started to learn and teach systematically and started to become a coach and author as early as 1975, ”said Thomas in the“ Stern ”interview.

ARD presenter Caren Miosga gives Schweinsteiger the wrong first name

Carmen Thomas is of course not alone: ​​“Tagesthemen” presenter Caren Miosga (52) also caused a laugh when she mistakenly made World Cup hero Bastian Schweinsteiger (36) Sebastian.

Schweinsteiger himself got wind of the matter – and responded with a video statement on Twitter.

With a big grin, the world champion said: “Yes, hello dear lady … Caren … Miosga. First of all, best regards from me. I wish you all the best and see you hopefully someday. Your … Bastian. “

Miosga made no secret of the fact that she was terribly embarrassed by the name mishap.

The moderator wrote in the contribution, addressed to Schweinsteiger: “My personal Schalke 05” – and alluded to the legendary slip of the tongue by Carmen Thomas. (cw)

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