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Will FC Bayern end controversial Qatar sponsorship? President Hainer announces "detailed analysis".

2022-08-11T15:08:42.986Z

Will FC Bayern end controversial Qatar sponsorship? President Hainer announces "detailed analysis". Created: 08/11/2022 17:02 By: Momir Takac The Qatar Airways logo has been emblazoned on FC Bayern jerseys since 2018. © IMAGO / Sport photo pack Since the Qatari state airline Qatar Airways came on board as a sponsor of FC Bayern, protests have been stirring. Will the controversial partnership e



Will FC Bayern end controversial Qatar sponsorship?

President Hainer announces "detailed analysis".

Created: 08/11/2022 17:02

By: Momir Takac

The Qatar Airways logo has been emblazoned on FC Bayern jerseys since 2018.

© IMAGO / Sport photo pack

Since the Qatari state airline Qatar Airways came on board as a sponsor of FC Bayern, protests have been stirring.

Will the controversial partnership end soon?

Munich – In 2018, an era came to an end at Bayern Munich.

After 16 years, the record champion ended the partnership with Lufthansa.

Instead, the state airline of the Emirate of Qatar was chosen as the sponsor.

From then on, the jersey sleeves were no longer emblazoned with the logo of Germany's largest airline, but of Qatar Airways.

Although FC Bayern landed a solvent partner, the cooperation was not under a lucky star right from the start.

Resistance soon arose within the fan scene because of the controversial human rights situation in the host country of the 2022 World Cup and the working conditions on the World Cup construction sites, as reported by tz.de.

Will FC Bayern say goodbye to controversial Qatar sponsorship?

The legendary FC Bayern general meeting in 2021, when the application for future sponsorship by Qatar Airways was rejected, is emblematic of the conflict.

Business relations with the emirate had become a hot topic in the club.

But soon critical supporters could claim a stage victory.

Because Bayern President Herbert Hainer has announced that he wants to decide on the controversial partnership after the 2022 World Cup.

FC Bayern President Hainer announces "detailed analysis" of Qatar sponsorship

“The contract expires in 2023.

We have agreed that we will carry out a detailed analysis after the World Cup.

Then we will consider how to proceed.

It's a normal process, towards the end of every sponsorship contract we check how it went and what the future might look like," said Hainer in an interview with the Munich

evening newspaper

.

At the beginning of July, after a round table with fans, human rights activists and World Cup OC representatives, the Bayern bosses still defended Qatar.

Is the turning point now?

(mt/dpa)

Source: merkur

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