Fans thrilled with Hertha’s new president

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By Jonathan Dicks

Ultra Kay Bernstein is incredibly set to become Hertha Berlin’s new president which begins an unprecedented chapter for the tumultuous capital club.

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Kay Bernstein received 1,670 out of 3,016 votes as the 41-year-old beat out former Bundestag lawmaker and investor-backed Frank Steffel. Fans are ecstatic with the election result as Bernstein is one of their own as a founding member of “Harlekins Berlin ’98”, leading supporters through chants on a megaphone.

It’s come as a surprise that Bernstein, currently a communications manager, was able to defeat a conservative politician in this high-stakes race as he’s set to replace former president, Werner Gegenbauer who’s been in power since 2008. Supporters now have a little more hope that a people’s president can rid the club of its endless list of issues.

The club is suffering through on-field performance and devastating financial turmoil as they have nothing to show of €375 million invested in the club from Lars Windhorst since 2019. While Hertha narrowly avoided relegation to stay in the top flight, Bernstein is facing a near insurmountable task just to provide stability for a club that is experiencing turnover like never before.

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