Hoeness defends Tönnies: it can't be

Bayern Munich's honorary President Uli Hoeness has defended Schalke's Supervisory Board boss Clemens Tönnies against, in his opinion, excessive criticism in t

Hoeness defends Tönnies: it can't be

Bayern Munich's honorary President Uli Hoeness has defended Schalke's Supervisory Board boss Clemens Tönnies against, in his opinion, excessive criticism in the Wake of the massive Corona outbreak in the meat plant. "In part, it reminds me of my time with the tax thing. I think if you are in such a machinery in there, then everyone is trying to overtake the other with his criticism," said the 68-year-old Hoeness in the show "Blickpunkt Sport" of the Bavarian television on Sunday evening.

He Tönnies (64), which he has had a life long friendship with. "I honestly have to say that If mistakes were made, you have to stand for this. He does, Yes. If things are to change, then you have to do that too. I assume that he does, if it is necessary,“ said Hoeness. "But then, everything he has done, what he has built up a great company, now all of a sudden in the rubble and ashes speak, that can't be it. But this is a sign of our society. If you're up, then there is no stopping. And he is experiencing right now in your own body.“

Tönnies as a company boss and as the Boss of the Bundesliga soccer club FC Schalke 04 is currently under massive pressure. In the headquarters of the Tönnies meat group in the district of Gütersloh, over 1000 employees had been infected with the Coronavirus. Therefore, there was fierce criticism of the working conditions in the company of toennies. A lot of Schalke Fans are calling for a resignation of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board in the Royal blue.

Uli Hoeness, a butcher's son, has established in his life, even a sausage factory. The company in Nuremberg, but led for many years by his son Florian.

salary cap in football

Hoeness sees meanwhile, in a salary cap not a means for more balance in football and it is not feasible. "You forget," said the 68-Year-old in the BR, the proposal discussed a salary cap in the Corona-crisis. "This leads us to the next, the are all hypocritical discussions."

In the Bundesliga, you should try to make after the completion of the new television contract for the four seasons from 2021 to 2025 "a fair distribution of the TV money". How this should look, said Hoeness. The long-time thought leaders in the League does not expect a long-term slump in the revenue: "If the Corona-crisis is over, will prosper the football again."

in the light of the eighth Bayern championship in succession Hoeness has called on the competition, "just trying harder" for an exciting Bundesliga title fight. "We can't expect the people from FC Bayern, that they only work half a day, so the League is exciting again," said Hoeness, and he prophesied to the address of the this season again unsuccessful Bayern-hunters such as Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig: "It will be for others in the future difficult as the top down. Because FC Bayern is also in this crisis are well prepared for the future.“

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 13:20

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