FC Bayern flies the flag
On the occasion of 'Remembrance Day in German Football', FC Bayern wants to promote greater tolerance in our society with the first team, the reserves, the women's team and the basketball team this weekend and, as a whole, set an example against discrimination once again.
The day of remembrance in German football is based on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January. In 2021, the focus of the '!NieWieder' ('never again') campaign will be on same-sex relationships. During their tyranny, the National Socialists took action against anyone who did not fit into their world view. Millions of people were persecuted, tortured and murdered, including countless homosexuals stigmatised as abnormal. FC Bayern and the Bundesliga say loudly and clearly: Never again!
For the home game against Hoffenheim on Saturday, the Allianz Arena will shine in rainbow colours, the interior of the stadium will be designed accordingly and Manuel Neuer will wear a captain's armband in the colours that represent diversity. The captains of the women's team and the reserves will also wear this symbol of tolerance, and the FC Bayern basketball players will likewise take part in the campaign. Once again, the German record champions make it clear: 'Mia san bunt'! ('we are varied')
President Herbert Hainer: "FC Bayern looks back not just at a long, successful sporting tradition - the club has also been known for a tolerant and liberal world view since its foundation a good 121 years ago. On the occasion of this year's Remembrance Day, we would particularly like to commemorate our former President Angelo Knorr, who was arrested for his homosexuality. As the predecessor of Kurt Landauer, he played a key role in the development of our club. We are grateful to him to this day. It is one of the irrevocable human rights to be able to live freely. We stand up for the liberal values of our society. It is important to us to create awareness and to help break down prejudices. That is why FC Bayern says very clearly: Mia san bunt!"
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: "As a cosmopolitan club, FC Bayern stands for tolerance and diversity. Homophobia, hatred and exclusion of any kind should not play a role in this world. On the occasion of Remembrance Day 2021, the football family wants to point out once again that tolerance in every form must be a matter of course in our society. We are all challenged to live by this attitude: on the football field, in the stands and in our everyday life. We know our fans share this world view - and that makes us proud. In the end, this is about the attitude of each and every one of us, and about creating a climate of tolerance. I've said it many times and I'd like to say it again: Mia san bunt!"
FC Bayern launched the "Red against Racism" campaign in March 2020: