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Julian Nagelsmann heard the jeers from some Bayern Munich ultras, but won’t get dragged into a battle

Old wounds heal slowly with some Bayern Munich ultras.

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When Julian Nagelsmann was named manager at Bayern Munich there was a small — but vocal — contingent of the fan base that was not too thrilled with the new boss’ background.

Nagelsmann, of course, was a player for TSV 1860 Munich — Bayern Munich’s longtime nemesis. With the clubs so different in stature these days, is that rivalry still alive?

To some Bayern Munich fans, it will never end — and few of them gave Nagelsmann an earful today at the Allianz Arena as the Bavarians earned a 2-2 draw with Ajax.

“Yeah, I heard them. They were the loudest group in the stadium. I know about the rivalry between the clubs, but I’m not a big fan of rivalry, I stand for tolerance. You cannot make everyone happy in life,” said Nagelmann (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia).

It would do no one any good to question if the rivalry should still be a major thing, but Nagelsmann at least understands why it might be difficult for some fans to warm to him — even if he bears no ill-will.

As for me...I thought of the movie “Snatch”:

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