Monday, October 25, 2021
“Do you have to respect”
FC Bayern takes a position on the Kimmich case
After the federal government and the ethics council, FC Bayern Munich is now joining the debate about the unvaccinated professional footballer Kimmich. CEO Kahn emphasizes a “clear stance” – but club president Hainer rejects a compulsory vaccination.
The club management of FC Bayern Munich does not want to put any public pressure on unvaccinated football professionals like national player Joshua Kimmich. CEO Oliver Kahn and President Herbert Hainer also emphasized the clear corona position of the German record champions. “First of all, it is important that we have a clear stance that we can only recommend everyone to get vaccinated. We underlined this through several campaigns,” said Kahn before the premiere of the documentary series “FC Bayern – Behind The.” Legend “in a Munich cinema.
“Ultimately, you have to respect that when one or the other has a different opinion,” added Kahn specifically to Kimmich. “It is very important – and it is our duty as a club – to constantly show awareness.”
“FC Bayern supports the vaccination campaign”
Club president Hainer also once again emphasized the importance of a high vaccination rate for coping with the corona pandemic. “FC Bayern supports the vaccination campaign sustainably. At the end of the day there is no compulsory vaccination with us. It is the decision of each individual, and you have to accept that,” said Hainer. “Joshua Kimmich said yes, maybe he will also be vaccinated. I would be happy.”
Bavaria’s honorary president Uli Hoeneß did not want to speak specifically about Kimmich on the red carpet in front of the cameras and reporters, who has not yet been vaccinated. The 26-year-old expressed personal “concerns” that still existed in a TV interview at the weekend when he confessed. “I have an opinion on this, but only for himself,” said Hoeneß when asked about Kimmich.
In the six series parts of the documentary about FC Bayern, Germany’s top club provides a glimpse behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the team. “It was important to us to create closeness and moments for our fans that they have never seen from FC Bayern,” said Kahn.