Oliver Kahn: This war must stop!
FC Bayern sent a signal for peace and solidarity with the people in Ukraine before and during the Bundesliga match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena. "It's very difficult to focus on football matters with all the horrendous images of war we're witnessing daily from Ukraine. We all never imagined we would see something like this again in Europe. This war must stop. Our thoughts are with the people in Ukraine," said FC Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn.
Before kick-off, a banner reading "STOP THE WAR!" was unfurled in the centre circle. Both teams also entered the stadium in blue and yellow jackets, Ukraine's national colours, and then gathered together for a minute's silence. The boards and video screens around the ground were illuminated in the colours of Ukraine. The corner flags were also adorned in yellow and blue, while FCB captain Thomas Müllerwore a blue and yellow armband during the match. In addition, FC Bayern's home stadium was again lit up in blue and yellow in the evening.
FC Bayern family show solidarity
On Friday, FC Bayern's basketballers sent out another signal at their EuroLeague match against Olympiakos Piraeus with a banner reading "NO MORE WAR!" - as they did two days earlier in the Bundesliga against Hamburg. The players during the warm-up and coach Andrea Trinchieri during the EuroLeague match also wore shirts with the same message. What's more, the basketballers organised a fundraising campaign around Sunday's game against Bamberg.
FC Bayern's reserves also posed for a team photo in Ukrainian colours before kick-off against Schalding-Heining in a show of solidarity, as well as observing a minute's silence.
Finally, in Sunday afternoon's meeting with 1. FC Köln at the FC Bayern Campus, the FC Bayern Women walked out in the colours of Ukraine together with the visiting team and held a minute's silence before the start of the match, where Julian Nagelsmann was in attendance.
FC Bayern and partner SOS Children's Villages Worldwide have launched a global fundraising campaign for the people of Ukraine: