Bayern Munich is set to cut salaries for players who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. As reported by the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag”, the situation concerns four players, including three representatives of Germany.
The German club from Bavaria, in which Robert Lewandowski plays on a daily basis, decided to draw the consequences and impose financial penalties on those players who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far and are exposed to more frequent pauses. According to the information obtained by “Bild am Sonntag”, three representatives of Germany were on the list of the club’s management: Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from Cameroon.
According to journalists from a German newspaper, the club’s management had been discussing the introduction of penalties for the unvaccinated for a long time. One of the results of the talks is the decision to withdraw salaries already paid for weeks spent in quarantine.
According to the data provided by the German daily “Bild”, Kimmich, after extending the contract, earns, along with bonuses, 20 million euros for the game season for the Bavarian team, which translates into about 385 thousand. euro weekly wages. Serge Gnabry earns between 10 and 15 million euros a year, while Jamal Musiala and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting earn between 5 and 10 million euros.
Joshua Kimmich has spoken openly to the media about his concerns about the vaccine. In Friday’s game, where Bayern Munich faced Augsburg, the German defender had to pause due to contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
In Germany, more federal states, i.e. the Länder, decide to introduce stricter regulations in connection with the growing fourth wave of the coronavirus. After Bavaria, Saxony introduced further restrictions. Clubs, discos and all cultural and recreational facilities will be closed. Restaurants will work until 8 p.m. and only vaccinated and convalescent people will be able to use them. The 3G rule is to apply in workplaces, which covers vaccinated people, convalescents and people who are negative for COVID-19.