Project with 'QUEERPASS Bayern'
Fri, 17/11/23, 10:00
Refugee guests at Allianz Arena
A special visit to the Allianz Arena: at the 4-2 win against 1. FC Heidenheim, the fan club 'QUEERPASS Bayern' and the German record champions invited refugees with a queer background. The programme began with an exclusive tour of the stadium, including a visit to the FC Bayern Museum, before the fans got together in the stands during the match.
FC Bayern is always pleased about the good cooperation with 'QUEERPASS Bayern', as president Herbert Hainer emphasized in his speech at the annual general meeting, "and joint activities like the one on Saturday ensure that we continue to raise awareness of tolerance and diversity together".
The trip was organised by the fan club and happily supported by FC Bayern – and in the end, everyone was more than happy. "We are very happy about the open exchange and the very good cooperation with FC Bayern that has grown over the years as part of its 'Red against Racism' initiative," said Tom Ponetsmüller, who accompanied the refugees on the tour along with his fellow board member Marcus Janke and ten other fan club members. "It's an interaction on an equal footing with FC Bayern, we feel comfortable and taken seriously – and we're looking forward to further campaigns in 2024." This year, 'QUEERPASS Bayern' took part in the panel discussion at FC Bayern's 'Diversity Mountain', members were also guests at a workshop on Säbener Straße during the Weeks against Racism, and FC Bayern also supported the fan club at Christopher Street Day in the centre of Munich, as in previous years.
The refugees who were in attendance at the Allianz Arena on Saturday came from countries such as Ghana and Peru. They excitedly took photos of the dugout where Thomas Tuchel sits, were fixated by a film about the history of FC Bayern, and they marvelled at a digital screen with a picture of the stadium in the Museum foyer, on which you can change the facade lighting by pressing a button – including in rainbow colours, of course. At the end, John from Peru said in German: "I love Munich!"