Return of the Fans?: The difficult topic of debate in football

In the issue of the return of Fans in the football stadiums of disagreement. During Baden-württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Green) game, the p

Return of the Fans?: The difficult topic of debate in football

In the issue of the return of Fans in the football stadiums of disagreement. During Baden-württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Green) game, the plans of the German football Association (DFB) for a country with viewers at the beginning of September in Stuttgart, critical looks, makes Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), the Fans hope. "I'm more of the opinion that you can leave in the stages spectators – if there is a strong concept of Hygiene", said the government is responsible for sports Affairs of the CSU politician, the "Münchner Merkur".

Seehofer familiar to the League and the Association. "I have made the experience that on the DFL (German football League, ed.) and the DFB leave,“ he said. "In the autumn, it could start up again. Of course, not with a sold-out Arena, but you can increase step by step. The Virus strikes there, where the rules are not followed.“

Mass preventive tests?

The Bundesliga clubs, who had to finish the past season due to the effects of the Corona pandemic in empty stadiums, that is currently working on plans to for the new season, at least a part of their arenas with spectators fill. For the plans of the DFB, use of mass testing in a football match against Spain adhere to the Preventive at the beginning of September, spectators in Stuttgart permit, he in Baden-württemberg Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann, however, mixed feelings.

It was not yet a concept, said the Green politician on Tuesday in Stuttgart. Large stadiums, to not be the Problem. There are also rules for fairs. Because what would be with a limited number of visitors possible, he said. "The Problem lies, rather, in the case of the clenched - and the disposal by public transport, which will be extremely difficult to regulate."

On the European level, the situation is clear: "Until further notice, no spectators will be allowed. We won't take any risks,“ said Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin on Tuesday in an interview with Uefa Direct. The remaining games in the Champions League and the Europa League will be played in August. In the final of the two competitions tournaments in Lisbon, North Rhine-Westphalia will be played in front of empty stands.

DFB-President Fritz Keller would like to achieve with a possible return of Fans, meanwhile, have a signal effect for the company. "Our hygiene concept for the re-launch of gaming operations in professional football is not risen, only complete – nursery schools, companies and other sports has served the species as a blueprint. We want to repeat now for the return of Fans, because farms are even more of an audience than the football“, was the basement quoted on Tuesday on the website of the German football Association.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 04:20

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