Uli Hoeneß has once again managed to attract everyone's attention in one fell swoop. The former Bayern president and manager recently picked up the phone again to give his opinion on Qatar's one-two. He described the discussions as "hypocritical" and defended the World Cup host country again. Bayern fans weren't very enthusiastic about the game against Leverkusen.
So some Bayern supporters should be extremely ambivalent about Uli Hoeneß. While on the one hand there are his unbelievable achievements for FC Bayern, he repeatedly offends with his - to put it positively - often questionable statements. Many people will therefore hope that Hoeneß will simply live his life peacefully in his villa on Tegernsee without having to get involved in all the discussions. This happened on the football talk show "Doppelpass" last weekend, where Hoeneß vehemently defended Qatar . "The World Cup and the commitment of FC Bayern and other sports activities in the Gulf region will mean that the working conditions for the workers there will get better and not worse. You should finally accept that and not constantly hit people," explained the 70-year-old. There may well be a little truth in the statement, but it only illuminates a small part of the entire reality if you only think of the numerous deaths in the construction of the stadium and the still existing inhuman laws in the desert state.
The Bayern fans, who are known to be mostly critical of Qatar, sent a clear message to Hoeneß via a banner. "State visits, training camps, thousands of deaths for World Cup celebrations... It's only better for your own conscience, Uli H.!" It was written on them. The topic of Qatar will be a hot topic at FC Bayern in the coming weeks anyway. The club finally decided to spend its winter training camp in the desert state again and, according to BILD information, is also clearly tending towards extending the contract with Qatar Airways, which ends in 2023. Everyone involved can already look forward to another spectacular annual general meeting , which will take place in the Audi Dome in two weeks. You would love to sit in the front row and enjoy the spectacle with a large bag of popcorn. When it comes to Qatar in particular, the potential for escalation is higher than ever.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Bayern fans acknowledge Hoeneß's performance with a banner.