At the beginning of August, Bayern Munich announced that the club’s men’s team would not be traveling to Qatar in January for the week-long training camp that has become a normal occurrence since 2011. The reason were pretty straightforward: the congested schedule and shorter-than-normal winter break.
However, according to a report from Bild (the DPA is also reporting it), the Frauen will be heading to Doha in the middle of January for a week-long camp. They’ve been making the trip to Qatar since 2018.
Over the weekend during Bayern’s Bundesliga match against Freiburg, supporters unveiled a large banner that said “For money, we’ll wash anything clean.”with pictures of Oliver Kahn and Herbert Hainer washing blood-soaked clothes and cash.
“For money, we’ll wash anything clean”— Matt Ford (@matt_4d) November 6, 2021
FC Bayern München supporters with more criticism of their club’s relationship with #Qatar today, depicting the club as a willing sportswashing machine.
[ @Sky_Torben] #fcbayern #fcbscf pic.twitter.com/41LBxRxOrz
At the upcoming annual general assembly on November 25, a vote will be held on whether or not to continue the relationship with Qatar:
A motion initiated by Bayern Munich club member Michael Ott has gained traction and attention ahead of the club’s upcoming annual general assembly on November 25: Ott has filed a motion that would oblige Bayern to allow its sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways (2016/17-2022/23) to expire and forbid the club to conclude further sponsoring deals with companies of which a majority is owned by the Qatari Emirate.