They stick and they spray: Supporters of the football clubs FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich deface house walls, street signs and lampposts in Planegg. On the grounds of SV Planegg-Krailling, they try to outdo each other.
Planegg – SV Planegg-Krailling has been haunted by fan groups for several weeks. First, supporters of TSV 1860 Munich left dozens of white and blue stickers, then Bayern fans came and covered them with red and white lettering. The reaction of the lion supporters was not long in coming. On the first weekend in May, it was Bayern fans again.
At least one unknown male person made on Saturday evening around 22.30 clock at all signs and posts as well as on buildings on the SVP grounds. More than 70 stickers of the fan association "Schickeria" were attached, including 1860 stickers left shortly before by unknown persons. The perpetrator or perpetrators did not leave it at that. Three graffiti with the lettering "FCB", some of them large-scale, were discovered the next day on the exterior walls of club buildings and on a garbage can house. SVP President Florian Häringer speaks of damage in the four-digit range. There is video footage of at least one perpetrator holding one of the stickers in his hand. "The recordings were handed over to the Planegg police," says Häringer.
Vandalism and theft are nothing new for SV Planegg-Krailling. In order to cope with the situation, the association installed video surveillance in the entrance area, in the cabin wing and in the outdoor area ten years ago. Initially, it was mostly members who were quickly identified on the basis of the video recordings and immediately flew out because of behavior that was harmful to the club. "In the last two years, it's people from outside the club who have let off steam," says Häringer. The volunteers have to pay for it. They scratch stickers from signs with their fingernails and paint walls. In some cases, signs would have to be replaced because four or five layers on top of each other could no longer be removed.
"Our volunteers have better things to do than sacrifice their precious free time for something like this. The perpetrators, who are probably supporters of large associations, have no sense and zero sense for such concerns of village associations. This is anti-social behaviour towards volunteers. I can't say it any other way," says Häringer. Simply doing nothing is out of the question for him. The danger of a broken window effect, i.e. that neglect in public spaces quickly leads to even more so-called disorder phenomena and thus to chaos, is too great.
Thomas Sorgalla, head of the Planegg police inspectorate, says: "We are noticing that there are generally more stickers in the Würmtal." According to his assessment, the situation is similar in the Munich city area at the moment. In recent weeks, there have been some reports of property damage in the area of the Planegg office. These would be forwarded to the specialist service. Officials familiar with the scene took care of it. If they recognize the perpetrator on the SVP surveillance video, the club can hope not to be left with the costs. So far, he hasn't heard anything.