There are currently many topics of conversation at FC Bayern Munich.
Now Uli Hoeneß also intervened - broadly against the media.
Munich - The debate about Joshua Kimmich's current vaccination status is currently causing discussions across the country.
The midfield star of FC Bayern Munich had confirmed in a Sky interview that he had not yet been vaccinated against the corona virus - for concerns about the lack of long-term studies.
As a result, countless experts and non-experts, footballers and non-footballers, politicians and non-politicians, spoke up.
If Germany had 83 million virologists at the beginning of the pandemic and 83 million national coaches at the EM, it currently has 83 million Kimmich opinions.
Uli Hoeneß snaps at reporters about Joshua Kimmich
Of course, the topic is also eagerly discussed at Kimmich's employer.
There were already first statements from the executive suite.
Now a former boss also steps in: Uli Hoeneß.
The honorary president of the German record champions went into attack mode on Monday.
At the premiere of the Amazon documentary "FC Bayern - Behind The Legend" he distributed it to the reporters who were present.
Hoeneß sees the media as the mainspring of the fierce vaccination debate about Kimmich, said to the journalists: "You are responsible for the tsunami." Hoeneß did not want to comment that Kimmich, like some other Munich professionals, has not yet been vaccinated.
"The only one I talk to in this context is Joshua himself," said the former club president.
But he has an opinion on it.
FC Bayern Munich: Kimmich case - bosses emphasize a clear stance on corona vaccination
The chairman of the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko), Thomas Mertens, rejected Kimmich's concerns about the lack of long-term studies in an interview with the German Press Agency. With reference to approval studies, he had stated that so far there have only been "a few side effects, all of which occurred quite a short time after the vaccination." hold with many people.
Bavaria's CEO Oliver Kahn and President Herbert Hainer once again emphasized the club's corona position at the documentary premiere.
“First of all, it is important that we have a clear stance that we can only recommend everyone to get vaccinated.
We underscored this through several campaigns, ”said Kahn.
Hainer again pointed out the importance of a high vaccination rate for coping with the corona pandemic.
“FC Bayern supports the vaccination campaign sustainably.
At the end of the day there is no compulsory vaccination with us.
It is the decision of each individual, and you have to accept that, ”said Hainer.
"Joshua Kimmich said yes, maybe he will also be vaccinated.
I would be happy. "
(Akl / dpa)
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