In recent weeks, the topic of the coronavirus pandemic in Bayern Munich has been extremely touchy. It all started with the infection of coach Julian Nagelsmann, who was therefore directed to isolation and missed the away match of the Bavarians in the Champions League with Benfica (4: 0).
A passionate discussion about vaccination in Bayern
The German daily “Bild” reported that sports director Hasan Salihamidzić joined the internal discussion on vaccination. He had a less pleasant conversation with the players. Already in the capital of Portugal, he had to shout that “he told them to get vaccinated!”. However, it was not specified whether he was addressing these words to the entire group or to individual players.
Athletes who did not take the coronavirus vaccine were said to be offended by the fact that they were found guilty of Nagelsmann infection, which is fully vaccinated. Salihamidzic’s words were only meant to add fuel to the fire.
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Bayern’s financial penalty
In recent days, as many as five players from Bayern Munich have been sent to quarantine. Joshua Kimmich has been on it since Thursday, and Gnabry, Musiala, Choupo-Moting and Malysance from Sunday. This shows that neither of them has changed their minds at the moment.
Although a month has passed since the match against Benfica, the club’s authorities from the Bavarian capital have still not convinced the players to vaccinate. Instead of further requests, financial penalties were imposed. It was established that those who do not change their mind will not receive remuneration for the period of being in quarantine. “Bild” calculated that thanks to this, Bayern can save up to EUR 740,000.