Germany’s honorary captain Philipp Lahm sees national player Joshua Kimmich as having a special responsibility in the vaccination debate. As a professional footballer, you have a “role model function” and are a “multiplier”, said Lahm in the discussion series “Munich talks” Süddeutsche Zeitung.
“I read a lot, and that’s where I get information. And I haven’t read so many who have said: vaccination is bad, “said Lahm on Tuesday evening in the Residenztheater.
On the weekend after Munich’s 4-0 win against Hoffenheim, Kimmich admitted that he had not yet been vaccinated against the corona virus. With partial understanding, this resulted in severe criticism. He had “a few personal concerns, especially when it comes to the lack of long-term studies,” Kimmich said.