In general, FC Bayern is not the most popular club in the league, which is partly due to their successes and partly to a certain complacency, which is also often said of the club's supporters. However, the Munich fans have shown in the past as well as today that a good relationship with other football fans is definitely worth something and they maintain a tradition of fan friendships that has now lasted for 50 years.
There is usually ice age between the fan camps of the different teams when insults and hostilities are not being exchanged. However, some fan camps show that there is another way and have made friends with the supporters of other clubs. In terms of fan friendship, the Bayern fans are, so to speak, pioneers and can look back on one of the oldest associations in Germany. Back in 1972, Bayern fans co-founded two of the oldest fan friendships in Germany. The motivation behind it was that anyone can whistle and fuss, but friendships are something valuable and are more fun in the long run. Accordingly, the supporters of Bavaria, Bochum and Berlin united. The fans of the three clubs stuck together like good friends and, in an emergency, protected themselves from attacks by other fan groups. There are currently four fan friendships maintained by Bayern fans. Bayern supporter and author Falk Diehl has explained the stories of fan friendships in more detail at fanpoint-München.de.
Founder: South curve 73
Founder: Ultra Sankt Pauli
Founder: Schickeria Munich
Apart from that, there were always smaller fan friendships with a wide variety of clubs. For example with beginners from Bremen, Saarbrücken, Mainz, Augsburg or Fürth. Internationally, South Stand 73 has a friendship with Glasgow Rangers and Manchester United fans.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as FC Bayern fan friendship: The people of Munich can do particularly well with these supporters.