DFL warned FC Bayern of the corona wave

No other Bundesliga club has felt the new corona wave as much in the past few days as FC Bayern. The Munich team were missing nine players due to an infection with the virus at the start of the second half against Borussia Mönchengladbach (1: 2). The German Football League had already issued a clear warning in December.

Alphonso Davies, Manuel Neuer, Leroy Sané, Kingsley Coman, Tanguy Nianzou, Corentin Tolisso, Lucas Hernández, Omar Richards and Dayot Upamecano: almost a complete FC Bayern soccer team became infected with the corona virus around the turn of the year. Several players such as Neuer or Hernández were on vacation exchanging kilometers from Munich at the time.

The DFL may not have liked the behavior of the Bayern stars who were keen to travel, because according to “Sport Bild” the merger of professional clubs had warned urgently against infection with the corona virus in December.

Accordingly, there was an information event on December 9th, and five days later the DFL repeated its position at the general meeting. But that’s not all: On December 17 and 22, additional letters to the clubs – including, of course, FC Bayern – should have been sent.

FC Bayern probably waived a travel warning

In the letters, the DFL warned of the highly contagious Omikron variant and called for the booster and vaccination rate (over 90 percent in the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga) to be increased further. In addition, calls were made to reduce private contacts and to strictly separate vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

The vacation trips to the Maldives (Neuer and Hernández) or to Dubai (Coman) do not match the strict requirements of the DFL. According to “Bild”, FC Bayern asked its stars to “behave as sensibly as possible,” but there should not have been an explicit travel warning.


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