It was an annual general meeting that everyone involved will probably not soon forget. The reason? Those responsible for Bavaria did not vote on the Qatar Airlines sponsorship deal. Bayern fan and legal trainee Michael Ott wanted to vote on this deal. But it did not get to that. However, Ott already suffered a defeat in the second instance. Before that, he failed before the Munich District Court. He saw the values of FC Bayern violated.
When Michael Ott wanted to present his concerns at the annual general meeting, there was loud applause for him. Nevertheless, the association did not allow the application in advance. Vice President Mayer then said: “Do you want us to vote on Audi at the end of the day, or whether we play in the blue and white jersey?” The mood subsequently turned. The anger of the fans grew. A woman screamed out loud and said that those responsible for the association did not care about human rights. She received huge applause.
Honorary President Uli Hoeneß himself spoke up: “This is the worst event I have ever seen at FC Bayern!” The fans roared Hoeneß down before he left the hall furious: “I am ashamed,” said the Honorary President. The fans then shouted: “We are Bayern – and you are not!” Outraged members then shouted: “We are the fans you don’t want.”
CEO Oliver Kahn then also spoke up. But in his speech he didn’t mention Qatar at all. “We welcome that and share this, the increasing commitment of the fans to advocate for social issues,” said the goalkeeper legend. He then tried to appease and stressed that a contract extension beyond 2023 was not yet certain.
Not only because of the Qatar deal, also because of the vaccination debate, there is currently unrest among the German record champions. Five players are currently in quarantine. Especially Joshua Kimmich caused a stir with his vaccination skepticism. In order for this nightmare to finally become a bad memory, the best way to do this is to get vaccinated! With this attitude we do persuasive work every day. Of course also with our employees and players, ”emphasized Kahn.