Fan club visits cancelled
Out of consideration for the health of all participants - fans, players and club officials - it is with great regret that FC Bayern has been obliged to cancel the Christmas fan club visits this year. The visits were planned to take place again after a year's break due to the pandemic, but current developments in case numbers has indicated that once again people's health remains the top priority. The club has thus come to this decision with deep regret.
Herbert Hainer, FC Bayern president: "I would like to ask all our fans for their understanding. This was an extremely difficult decision, as our traditional Christmas visits are very important to us. They symbolise FC Bayern's special culture that makes our club so unique. We started planning fan club visits early this year, but now current developments in the pandemic unfortunately mean we have to take a different course. This is about the health of everyone, fans and players alike. We regret the difficult decision and wish all our fans around the world a wonderful, happy and above all healthy pre-Christmas period with their families."
Oliver Kahn, CEO: "It is important that FC Bayern maintains its traditions - and this will continue to be the case in the future, as they are an essential foundation of our club's culture, something that sets us apart from others. I remember very well from my time as a player how much I enjoyed the annual fan club visits in the run-up to Christmas. FC Bayern will always retain this essence. We all imagined the current situation differently and wish that the pandemic was finally behind us. But we have to be reasonable in these times and trust in the understanding of our fans in this situation, even if this decision was anything but easy for us."