Bayern Munich are often accused of bullying other German sides when it comes to the transfer market.
But Die Bayern can’t be accused of being anything other than classy with their latest gesture, which will see them help out Munich-based amateur side FC Teutonia.
A ticket to the ‘amateurderby’ between Bayern Munich II and 1860 Munich II will cost an extra euro. You might think that’s slightly harsh, but there’s a very good reason.
Bayern will be using the extra money to donate to Teutonia, whose clubhouse was completely burned down in a fire.
The fire happened just before Christmas and resulted in a property damage of approximately €250,000, according to an official statement on Bayern’s website.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern’s CEO, explained: “”FC Teutonia is one of the most traditional clubs in Munich and is known for its intensive youth work.
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“With this action, we want to show solidarity with the club and fans. I hope we can help Teutonia and its 23 youth teams get back home soon.”
Teutonia’s president, Klaus Neuner, replied: “We are overwhelmed by this news and thank FC Bayern Munich for initiating this great story.”
Bayern will also be handing out an additional donation on top of the ‘Solidarity Euro’ to make sure the fee needed to rebuild the facilities is met.
It’s some much needed good PR for Bayern, whose manager Carlo Ancelotti is in hot water after reportedly swearing at Hertha Berlin fans at the weekend.
Hopefully Bayern will be making a similar donation for breaking Arsenal fans’ hearts in the Champions League last week.
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