Ex-Board Chef Karl-Heinz Rummenigge from FC Bayern has reaffirmed its reward attitude to the 50 + 1 rule in German football.
“From my personal view, you should not ban the clubs to open up for new investment models,” Rummenigge wrote in a guest contribution for the “picture on Sunday”.
In particular, the “Something Disturbed Traditional Association, which sometimes play today in the second and third leagues, the chance to gain in importance again”.
The 50 + 1 rule states that the rod associations must always possess the majority of the votes inherent. This is to prevent too strong influence by external donors. The handling of the rule has been a reason for years.
FC Bayern: 50 + 1 for Rummenigge “A difficult topic”
“If we want to remain a top location in the European competition, I consider a reputable and more emotional discussion about the 50 + 1 rule for mandatory,” said Rummenigge, who has now been replaced by Oliver Kahn as CEO at the German record champion.
“We at FC Bayern were always the opinion that every club itself should decide whether and how far he wants to open for donors. We should also be able to at least debate the possibility to make the Bundesliga more attractive and exciting.”
He understands that “the traditional football country Germany represents a difficult topic and, for example, the FC St. Pauli would probably never consider such an opening”. But it gives “de facto” with Bayer Leverkusen, the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and the VFL Wolfsburg “three clubs, which are allowed to handle the 50 + 1 rule criticized by a derogation of the DFB and the DFB criticized by the Tunelamt”.
The cartel office had classified the 50 + 1 rule last year in principle as harmless, but criticizing three exceptional cases. The three clubs are from the general rule because they have been significantly supported by corporations or an investor for more than 20 years. The German Football League had always defended this excerpts.