FC Bayern Munich’s Club No. 12 fan association sharply criticized the behavior of numerous spectators during the 3-1 defeat against RB Leipzig. Large crowds of fans fled the Allianz Arena long before the final whistle.
“Even in normal games I find it worrying when fans leave the stadium early. But this time it was a new level. It’s unbelievable that people piss off in such an important game in the 76th minute when the score is 2-1. I I have no sympathy for it,” says Alexander Salzweger, spokesman for Club No. 12 SPOX and GOALS.
The stadium emptied rapidly after Christopher Nkunku’s goal to make it 2-1 in the 76th minute. Ten minutes later, FC Bayern conceded the 1:3 through Dominik Szoboszlai. At the time of the final whistle, large parts of the ranks were only sparsely filled. Only the active supporters in the lower tier of the southern stand held out together.
“The fans in the southern stand were really pissed about it, there were also loud expressions of displeasure,” says Salzweger. “I can’t think of any other important game of ours where the stadium was so empty so long before the final whistle. But that’s exactly the audience that FC Bayern has cultivated in recent years. It’s not surprising in that respect.” According to Salzweger, the atmosphere in the Allianz Arena “is rightly criticized again and again. That’s because a lot of people in the stadium don’t participate. The main stand was also a disaster against Leipzig.”
Due to the defeat against Leipzig, FC Bayern no longer has the championship title in their own hands. Borussia Dortmund can overtake them with a win against FC Augsburg on Sunday (5.30 p.m.). On Matchday 34, FC Bayern is a guest at 1. FC Köln. Dortmund welcomes FSV Mainz 05. “Should FC Bayern win the championship again in the end, that would cover up the club’s problems to some extent,” says Salzweger. “And that would be the worst thing that could happen to us.”
FC Bayern Munich: Fans criticize Noussair Mazraoui
Before the kick-off, the southern curve presented a choreography against the entry of an investor planned by the DFL. “Koan sale,” it said on thousands of slips of paper. During the game, active fans criticized their own player Noussair Mazraoui on a banner for his solidarity with his Moroccan compatriot Zakaria Aboukhlal from FC Toulouse. It said: “All colors are beautiful. In Toulouse, Munich and everywhere. Respect our values Mazraoui.”
Background: During a French Ligue 1 campaign, Aboukhlal, along with other players, refused to play with rainbow numbers. Aboukhlal also made a statement on social media in which he justified his position “with personal convictions”. Mazraoui commented on the post, saying, “God bless you brother.”
“FC Bayern keeps emphasizing its values. This includes equality for people of all sexualities,” explains Salzweger. “A player should stand by his club’s values. If Mazraoui doesn’t do that, then the club must act.” After the final whistle, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic referred to the values of FC Bayern and emphasized that he “didn’t get the banner”: “I was fully focused on the game.”