Munich (AP) – Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge warned of further pandemic consequences for the football industry following the Corona case of Munich pro Serge Gnabry.
Given the current increase in the number of infections, you need to “sharpen your senses,” warned the president of the record champions. “Another football lockdown would be a tragedy,” Rummenigge told Sky TV. Before Bayern’s opening match in the Champions League against Atlético Madrid, national player Gnabry was infected with corona.
Rummenigge thanked the Munich health department for allowing the game against the Spaniards after another series of tests with the team. Gnabry had participated in the Munich training on Tuesday. “We have a game plan that almost eliminates the possibility of misspellings,” said Rummenigge.
The 65-year-old regretted again that the Allianz Arena had to be played without spectators since the start of the Corona crisis. “Football culture suffers insanely without spectators,” said Rummenigge. This worries him at least as much as the financial damage caused by the pandemic.
As with the UEFA Supercup in Budapest, Bayern now wants to propose to the authorities to set up a fever monitor for fans at the entrance of the stadium, Rummenigge said. The club is aiming for a partial takeover of viewers.