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Söder decides to play ghost games because of Corona

RIn any case, record champions Bayern Munich will have to play in front of empty ranks again in the future. This was announced by Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU), who calls for ghost games in all German football stadiums, even before the federal-state consultations on the corona pandemic this Tuesday. The nationwide return of the Bundesliga games to the exclusion of the public is also considered certain.

“It makes no sense in the foreseeable future to allow viewers again,” said Söder in the BR: “It is an important requirement that we decide today that we will no longer make any more viewers in the future. If that doesn’t work at the federal level, we would do it for Bavaria alone. “

Söder justified the move on Twitter: “The high mobility on arrival and departure is currently irresponsible. Football has a great role model function. We now have to reduce contacts everywhere. “

The outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and her soon-to-be successor Olaf Scholz (SPD) will discuss the situation of the pandemic with the heads of government of the federal states from midday. The calls for tightening the protective measures and restrictions had become louder in the past few days. The reason for this is the high number of infections and the spread of the new Omikron variant.

“There was an error”

It already seems clear that the ghost games will be reintroduced across Germany. “We have to cut back on recreational events significantly,” said the Executive Minister of the Chancellery, Helge Braun (CDU), in the ZDF morning magazine: “The fact that there were big Bundesliga games with tens of thousands of visitors last weekend is no longer justifiable in view of the dramatic situation in the country.”

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