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The stakes are high for winners and losers during Bayern Munich training

Get your shinebox (or broom)!

Training FC Bayern Munich Photo by Angelika Warmuth/picture alliance via Getty Images

Some say that it is always better to beat your friends than your enemies.

At Bayern Munich, that definitely rings true. Defeat Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, or Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga? You only get the adulation of fans worldwide.

Take down your teammates during a normal training session? You get out of cleaning up the dressing room, while your buddies have to do the dirty work.

That’s how it goes according to a report from Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia):

Bayern players have an ‘internal rule’ between them for training games. Training games usually consist of 3 teams. The runners-up have to clean up the dressing room, while the players of the third placed team have to shine the shoes of the winners.

There no word on whether or not this is formal rule in Bayern Munich’s “Punishment Catalog”, but you can bet that it is not a penalty that any player wants to absorb at the hands of their teammates.

If you want our take on Bayern Munich’s “Punishment Catalog” and much more, check out our Weekend Warm-up Podcast on Spotify or below:

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