President Herbert Hainer and CEO Oliver Kahn have once again reinforced the back of the recently heavily criticized Joshua Kimmich at FC Bayern’s annual general meeting.
“But it’s not good to pillory our players and especially our Joshua Kimmich,” Hainer said and received applause from FCB members (here in the live ticker). “We are protecting ourselves in front of our players.”
At the same time, the 67-year-old again pleaded for vaccination: “I would like to make a request: it is a personal decision of each individual, but we at FC Bayern Munich consider vaccination as the best way to get all of us back leading the lives we had before Corona. “
Last year, the AGM could not take place due to the pandemic. “The coronavirus has put a lot of pressure on us. We are all the more happy to be able to see you and you here today,” Hainer said.
The director of the board, Oliver Kahn, also criticized the way Kimmich was treated: “This is the best way to get vaccinated. We have promoted it to all employees of the association. But there is no compulsory vaccination in Germany. And the individual’s right to himself Freedom to decide is paramount, ”Kahn said.
Kimmich is “a responsible, world-class player who gives everything for the team. Luckily he is doing well. We hope he can come back to the team very soon.”
FC Bayern have recently had issues with professionals who have corona or have been quarantined due to direct contact. Among others, the mentioned Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are absent due to a positive result. In addition, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala and Michael Cuisance are in domestic isolation.