Today: Tuesday, 5 March 2024 year

Scholz appeared in public for the first time since his injury without an eye patch.

Scholz appeared in public for the first time since his injury without an eye patch.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz appeared in public for the first time since he was injured while playing sports without an eye patch.

On Tuesday, Scholz gave a speech at the international peace meeting of the Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio. There is some bruising around his right eye, which was previously covered by a black bandage, but otherwise the Chancellor appears normal.


Earlier, German media reported that Scholz was injured while playing sports. In response to a request from Spiegel magazine, a cabinet spokesman said that the chancellor hit his face while jogging. Last Monday, Scholz appeared in public for the first time since the incident, wearing a black bandage over his right eye and bruises on his face.


The image of Scholz with an eyepatch has already generated a wave of memes on the Internet: most often the chancellor is depicted as a pirate.