President Herbert Hainer has again exercised self-criticism after the memorable general meeting of Bayern Munich, but sees the German record champions in dialogue with the critical fans on the right path.
“This annual general meeting was certainly not a great moment in the glorious history of FC Bayern,” said Hainer im Sport1-Double pass and admitted: “Nobody liked that.”
In the meantime, however, he had spoken to all three supporters who had not had their say after the end of the meeting, which he had announced, and met them, reported Hainer. Afterwards there had been riots and the critical issue of Qatar had sparked heated debates.
Further talks have already been agreed for January, said Hainer. “There is also a chance in such a situation that you listen even more closely, but also communicate our point of view to the fan,” he explained.
However, he admitted that it was “not always easy” to reconcile the club’s values with the pursuit of success. This shows the partnership with Qatar Airways, which many fans criticize. But enough others said, emphasized Hainer: “If we want to get involved internationally, we also have to have the resources.”
Before FC Bayern signed the contract in 2016, “representatives of the government were contacted to discuss this. Not one office there said that we should not sign the contract.” The contract will run for “a year and a half and we’ll look at it six to nine months before it expires, just like we do with any other contract. We’ll look at what went well, what didn’t go well, whether we want to continue and whether Qatar wants to continue at all. Then we will weigh the pros and cons and make a decision. “