German lawmaker Katrin Göring-Eckardt on Thursday deleted a social media post commenting on the skin color of German football players after it was met with backlash, Report informs via DW.

She apologized for the post made after Germany’s 2-0 victory over Hungary in their second Euro 2024 stage match on Wednesday.

Göring-Eckhardt is a member of the Greens and vice president of the Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of parliament.

“This team is truly exceptional. Just imagine if there were only white German players,” the German lawmaker reportedly said in the now-deleted post on X.

After removing the post, Göring-Eckhardt apologized, saying: “I was upset that 21% of Germans would prefer to see more ‘whites’ in the national team.”