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"We are now, unfortunately, reached a point where I of the Ultras always read-only: We demand, we demand. Now, you wanted to say in the debate about the distribution of the TV money," said Rummenigge of the "Sport Bild". "But if I call only, but never am ready to take on the duties and also responsibilities, ends in a one-way street."
Many supporters had joined the Union "Our football" together, with the support of around 400,000 followers. Request of the German soccer League and the German football Association, the introduction of concrete reforms and Actions of Clubs and associations before the season Start.
The criticism of Rummenigge, the Organisation rejected. "Football fans give all of us time and passion, everything that makes the football more than a Sport," said spokesman Jan-Henrik Gruszecki. "Who does, can also make quite a time of things."
Rummenigge criticized the naming of the new Alliance, the support according to its own figures, more than 2300 supporters ' clubs and groups, as well as over 12,000 individuals. "I think the Name is a little presumptuous," said Rummenigge about "Our football". "Who is the football? Most likely those who play it – no matter what level. The Fans are part of football, but he does not belong to you.“
show The statement, "that Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has understood nothing," countered Gruszecki. "The supporters' clubs who have signed it to say, we would define our style of football," he explained. "We don't say, "we are football". If someone says, "we need to save our planet", does not imply the that the person even heard of the Planet."
The different angle of view on the billion-Business, and different values have long since made for a difficult relationship between the clubs and some Fan groups. An infamous highlight of hostility against Hoffenheim patron Dietmar Hopp, comes in the Interview with Rummenigge to word. This would have taken care of in February, almost a game crash in the League match TSG 1899 Hoffenheim against FC Bayern (0:6).Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 09:19