The subject of the coronavirus and the issue of vaccination in the context of Bayern Munich in recent days has been a frequently commented topic. It all started with Joshua Kimmich’s declaration that he would not want to receive the coronavirus vaccine due to personal fears.
In the Tuesday game between Bayern Munich and Dynamo Kiev (2: 1), Julian Nagelsmann could not take advantage of many players, because they ended up in quarantine. In isolation are Joshua Kimmich, Nicklas Suele, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Josip Stanisic, and Michael Juice.
“Bild”: Joshua Kimmich infected with the coronavirus
Kimmich recently returned from the first isolation he was sent to after coming into contact with Nicklas Suele, who contracted the coronavirus at a cadre training camp. He was then sent to quarantine again because he had contact with one of the club’s employees who was also infected. And as “Bild” informed, Kimmich’s test was positive.
Let us add that this is the second case of the coronavirus in Bayern on the same day. Bayern announced on Wednesday that the Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting test also tested positive. The club said in a press release that the footballer remains isolated and feels good. Bayern, under German law, can now refuse to pay both players their salaries for the time the player is in quarantine.
All because Choupo-Moting and Kimmich did not get vaccinated. German media recently reported that several footballers are dissatisfied with the club’s actions and are considering taking legal action against their employer. As it turned out, two of the unvaccinated players softened and could be vaccinated. I am talking about Gnabrym and Musiał. Currently, only Kimmich, Choupo-Moting and Malysance have not accepted the vaccine, although, according to “Kicker,” Kimmich is deeply considering the vaccine.
In total, Bayern has four infected players in the squad. They are Nicklas Suele, Eric-Maxime Choupo-Moting, Joshua Kimmich and Josip Stanisić.
Kimmich is now facing a forced break in the game. Next Sunday Bayern Munich will play with Arminia Bielefeld in the 13th round of the Bundesliga. A week later, “Der Klassiker” will take place, i.e. Bayern’s duel with Borussia Dortmund, and in the middle of the week the Bavarians will face Barcelona in the Champions League. Kimmich will most likely miss all these meetings.