For anyone dreading the fallout from Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich’s recent admission that he is not vaccinated, it is probably time to just put your armor on and del with it.
Everyone — literally everyone — is going to have an opinion on this subject and the German media is going to make sure that every prominent football figure is asked to give their take.
For SC Freiburg coach Christian Streich, the venerable manager followed a similar logic to Thomas Müller.
“Every person in our country is free,” Streich said (as captured by Abendzeitung). “I wish as many people as possible would get vaccinated, because I know the effects it can have if you don’t get vaccinated. The risk that you then have a severe course when you get COVID-19 is four, five times higher. And that’s why, of course, I would like people who are in the public eye to be aware of that. But everybody is free, and that’s basically a good thing. And that’s why you have to respect that opinion.”
Surely, this topic is far from over.