Strong criticism of Bayern and Schalke managers for sitting together without a mask

Bayern Munich began the season as it ended, overwhelming. However, behind the 8-0 they endorsed Schalke 04 there is a situation that has provoked criticism both from the fans and from the Bavarian Ministry of Health itself, a federal state of which Munich is the capital. In a stadium empty of public, the boards of directors of both groups, who are allowed to attend the meetings in person, sat together, without respecting the safety distance and without a mask. This, in the midst of a pandemic and with cases on the rise in the federal state, has led to harsh accusations against both institutions.

Melanie Huml, Minister of Health of Bavaria, has warned, in statements collected by '', that “it would have been much more prudent not to sit together, since there was enough space for it.” Oliver Kahn, one of those present, has defended himself against the accusations by claiming that both in public facilities and in restaurants groups of up to ten people can gather. However, Huml also referred to this in his speech: “According to the ordinance, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is required in sporting events nationwide “.

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Initially, the game was to be played with a limit of 7,500 spectators, 10 percent of the Allianz capacity, but the growth in cases in the area made the mayor of the city back down and decree that the meeting would be at door closed. ANDn Munich is reaching 45 infected per 1,000 inhabitants and the limit for incorporating public to sporting events of 35 per 1,000.