The Bavarian Football Association is reacting to the state government's corona framework sport concept.
The athletes speak of unequal treatment.
Munich - The Bavarian Football Association (BFV) reacted with complete incomprehension and clear criticism to the framework concept for sport published by the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior at the end of last week and now valid.
Accordingly, among other things, the number of spectators at outdoor events, including vaccinated and recovered people, is limited to a maximum of 500 - on permanently assigned seats including contact data recording and data storage for four weeks.
Standing places are generally excluded.
BFV President Rainer Koch complains about the corona rules: "It's gradually getting absurd"
"It is gradually getting absurd," says BFV President Rainer Koch.
"It can no longer be seriously conveyed to anyone why no visitors are allowed to stand individually around spacious squares at an outdoor football game, but why up to 1000 spectators are allowed in buildings when there is a scientifically proven, unequally higher risk of infection."
Koch alludes to the fact that the upper limit in buildings is 1000 if the minimum distance is observed.
"I am indulging the cultural workers and all organizers with every single admitted visitor," the BFV President continues.
But the fact that the interests of millions of amateur athletes and children who are enthusiastic about football are “completely senselessly ignored is no longer acceptable”, says Koch, who calls the framework concept “completely contradictory”.
"Slap in the face for all football clubs in Bavaria" --altenbacher insists on the "vital" aspect
“The new framework concept sports is a slap in the face for all soccer clubs in Bavaria,” adds BFV treasurer Jürgen Foldbacher, who is responsible for game operations on the Presidium.
“Anyone who has a connection to amateur sport knows that there is more going on in every pedestrian zone than, for example, at a regular football game in the district class.
Nevertheless, it is precisely these individual visitors that are vital for many clubs. "
The BFV had already written an open letter to Prime Minister Markus Söder in mid-May. It was about the demand for a practical solution to the question of viewers at football games in the open air and specifically "the possibility of allowing 100 viewers at outdoor sports events without a special concept (possibly with a mask and simple contact tracking)". toh