After Bayern Munich’s annual emotional general meeting, national player Thomas Muller spoke in favor of an objective exchange with the fans. “Maybe it wasn’t satisfactory in this event,” Muller said on Saturday night after the 1-0 win in the Bundesliga against Armenia Bielefeld on Sky TV.
Players are invited to dialogue with fans
Like coach Julian Nagelsmann, he suggested a dialogue in which the two sides should discuss. “There’s also a bit of a mess,” Mueller said. “It definitely wasn’t good for the overall picture. You don’t have to be an expert to be able to judge it.”
Captain Manuel Neuer also described it as “very important for the club to enter into dialogue with the fans”. He talked about a conversation he had some time ago about the Qatar issue with the board. He emphasized the importance: “You are a sponsor of the shirt we wear.”
Previously, FCB President Herbert Hainer had already indicated that he was ready for in-person talks. “Herbert Hainer called me today. We talked briefly about the AGM and stayed so we could have a personal conversation about Qatar and the AGM,” FCB member Michael Ott wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Nagelsmann: ‘The first step has been taken’
After the 1-0 win in the Bundesliga against Armenia Bielefeld, Nagelsmann also reiterated that the exchange should take place in a different context and without emotions as in the meeting. “I think step one is what I heard,” said the 34-year-old. Topics like this are moving and it is important to deal with them. It is about finding the best solution for Bayern Munich.
Ott caused a stir with his Qatar bid at YHV for record champions. The FCB member wanted to submit a spontaneous application to vote on the sponsorship agreement with Qatar Airways, which runs until 2023.
The Presidency did not allow this. Then Ott sharply criticized the behavior of the Bayern leaders. The working relationship with Qatar is a hot topic in the Bayern Munich fan scene due to the controversial human rights situation in the 2022 World Cup host country and working conditions at the World Cup construction sites.