Herbert Hainer conveys message from FC Bayern
FC Bayern, through its president Herbert Hainer, sent out a signal of solidarity at the memorial event for the racist attack at the Munich Olympia shopping centre. The German champions expressed their deep sympathy for those affected and commemorated the victims with a wreath. Exactly five years ago, nine mostly young people lost their lives and five others were injured. Munich mayor Dieter Reiter and Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder were also among those in attendance at the event.
FC Bayern president Herbert Hainer said: "The 22nd of July 2016 and the racist attack at the Olympia shopping centre, which killed nine innocent people, remains deep in my memory and that of many other citizens of Munich. That's why I regard it as vital and a matter of course that FC Bayern, together with the Munich community, pauses today to remember the victims and their loved ones. At the same time, such a commemoration should always be a reminder and a call to do everything possible to counter racism and its terrible effects. This is what FC Bayern Munich stands for, not least with its 'Reds Against Racism' initiative."
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