protests, banners, and people chain: About 1000 fans of FC Schalke 04 have demonstrated on Saturday in and around the Veltins-Arena against the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Clemens Tönnies, and the Association Board of the Bundesliga club. The same time for the last Bundesliga game of the season the team of coach David Wagner at SC Freiburg in the afternoon, the went with the score 0:4 lost, were the Fans in compliance with the rules of hygiene in a human chain at the club grounds Berger field.Bundesliga live Ticker for this
The Demonstration under the Motto "Schalke is not a slaughterhouse, against the Decomposition of our Association," was adopted by the authorities under certain conditions to be approved. Up to 2000 people were allowed. According to the organizer, Stefan Barta about 1200 Fans to be come to the Gelsenkirchen police spoke of "significantly less". Everything remained peaceful.
Among the Protesters, the former professional Yves own smoke, Uefa-Cup winner 1997. "As Schalke, you had to be ashamed of lately. With buddy and grafters club to do nothing more,“ said co-organiser Katharina Strohmeyer on Saturday. "We expect that the Association leadership is living our mission statement. If not, we need a fresh start.“
At several points the Schalke Fans had their messages on large banners placed. "Our Board of Directors – a social and a moral Flop!", you complained. "The biggest Bulldozer won't help. Tönnies out!“, the unique requirement was elsewhere. Also Tönnies newly-launched discussion on the spin-off of the professional Department in a business is a horrible idea is for the Fans. They fear the influence of investors. "FC Schalke 04 e. V. is a club in the sense of de German club on the right!", stand on the "Thousand-friends-wall" right next to the Arena entrance.
The meat company from Rheda-Wiedenbrück is the main target of the protests. Since the days of the mass-ensure adhere to the Corona-infections in the Tönnies-works, and the much-criticised accommodation and payment of the factory workers, primarily from Poland, Romania and Bulgaria, – for negative headlines. But also the Board of Directors with Alexander Jobst and Jochen Schneider is criticized due to some undesirable developments, the termination of marginally employed workers and of "hardship" in the case of the ticket refund.Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 14:19