Neuer, Magull and Feldhahn set an example with their respective teams.

Read article contents
icon
Increase size
icon

On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of its "Reds against Racism" initiative, FC Bayern will once again unite to send a signal supporting tolerance and cosmopolitanism, and against marginalisation and discrimination, at their respective teams' matches this weekend. Manuel Neuer, Lina Magull and Nicolas Feldhahn will wear captain's armbands with the campaign motto at FC Bayern's first team match, the FCB women's match and at Bayern's reserve team fixture. In addition, "Reds against Racism" will be in the spotlight at the Allianz Arena on Saturday against VfB Stuttgart, as well as the day before at the Audi Dome during FCB basketball team's home game against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. They'll also be specially printed corner flags, banners around the ground and partner logos. The players of all four teams will wear the slogan "Reds against Racism" during their respective warm-ups.

President Herbert Hainer: "We want to make 'Reds against Racism' visible to the world across the club, and at the same time have an impact internally. This is not a one-off campaign, but should be part of our club culture. As a global club, FC Bayern stands for tolerance and stands against marginalisation and discrimination in any form. FC Bayern stands for tolerance and against exclusion and discrimination in any form. Standing up against racism means dealing with the subject matter in terms of content, exchanging views with self-criticism and interest, understanding and taking action. FC Bayern wants to make a contribution to society by raising people's awareness of this issue."

CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: "Racism and exclusion of any kind have no place at FC Bayern and must not play any role in our society. As the FC Bayern family, we once again want to show the values we stand for. On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of our initiative, we have developed numerous external and internal activities such as workshops and lectures to further raise awareness of this issue. We will continue to enrich 'Reds Against Racism' beyond the 'Action Week Against Racism' in order to fulfil our social responsibility."

Internal Workshops and Round Table

FC Bayern has worked with outside experts to develop content to further raise awareness of the issue of racism. In internal workshops and at a round table with president Herbert Hainer, Serge Gnabry from the men's first team, Viviane Asseyi from the women's team and Demond Greene from the FCB basketball side, the German record champions are pushing ahead with the development of their initiative, which was launched last year alongside individual statements from players and club officials.

In an open dialogue, Herbert Hainer spoke with Jennifer Danquah, Sascha Chaimowicz, Viviane Asseyi, Serge Gnabry and Demond Greene: