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Ex-Bayern Munich star Paul Breitner makes his thoughts clear on Joshua Kimmich’s vaccination controversy

Breitner has made it clear that he is not a huge fan of Kimmich’s decision to stay unvaccinated.

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Joshua Kimmich has been having an unpleasant time since Julian Nagelsmann was tested positive for coronavirus, which resulted in the publication of reports regarding the unvaccinated players at Bayern Munich. The player’s decision to skip the vaccination for the time being got mixed reactions from his fans and the media. While a few backed him up, most people condemned the “reckless” decision.

It’s been almost two weeks since the report was brought into the open but there is no sign of the controversy dying down anytime soon. Ex-Bayern star Paul Breitner is the most recent one to add some personal thoughts to the ongoing debate. He commented, “I don’t need to discuss with anyone whether they should get vaccinated or not. For me, the only direction is to get vaccinated. And that’s not about being a role model, it’s about the individual.”

“I was responsible for the team at FC Bayern for five years. And he would not have played with me — and also the other four (unvaccinated players) — these five would not have played with me, not even trained with us. I would have said to them: ‘Guys, goodbye! Back there, you can run up and down the hill, but not here. That’s not possible!’,” Breitner told Sport Bild.

From the looks of what’s been going on the last few days, with more and more people urging the player to get vaccinated, Team Kimmich is losing to Team Antibody by a scary margin.