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BUNDES - Bayern Munich fans wants club to end Qatari sponsorship deal

Published on: 24 November 2021

A group of Bayern Munich fans is pressuring the team to cancel its contentious Qatari sponsorship contract, which has been linked to human rights violations.

Bayern Munich struck a five-year sponsorship contract with Qatar Airways in 2018, reportedly valued over 20 million euros ($22.5 million) per year, according to German media.

Bayern's renowned red shirts have the airline's logo on the sleeve.

When the Qatari deal expires in 2023, a faction of fans wants club president Herbert Hainer and CEO Oliver Kahn to terminate connections.

Disgruntled fans have attempted to impose a motion seeking the non-renewal of the contract in the run-up to the club's annual general meeting on Thursday.

A Munich regional court denied the organization's request for an interim injunction, but the group insists that their fight will continue.

"We want to obtain preventive measures to avoid a renewal of the contract," said Michael Ott, a spokesman for the group of fans.

"Qatar is guilty of massive human rights violations and there are heavy suspicions of corruption in sport.

"Now we go into the next round."

Source: transfermarketweb.com

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