Self-critical: Uli Hoeness, here at a game of Bayern basketball players in June, has admitted errors at the memorable press conference. (Source: kolbert-press / imago)
Some supporters of FC Bayern have terminated their membership after the memorable anger press conference of the club bosses. Now they have received mail from Uli Hoeneß.
The media scolding of Bayern Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and club president Uli Hoeneß three weeks ago has not only caused external criticism. Apparently, some followers have drawn consequences.
Hoeneß: "Wanted to protect players and coaches"
In a letter, addressed to some recently resigned members of the German football champion, Hoeneß now regrets their own choice of words and tries to discourage them carefully but still from a termination.
"Bild" had first reported on the letter and quoted Hoeneß as saying: "The intention of the press conference was to protect our players and our coach in our opinion unfair attacks by the media.With a little distance, there are also Phrases that we would not use today. "
In the memorable appearance on the Säbener road the club bosses had sharply criticized the coverage of Bayern. Among other things, they recalled Article 1 of the Basic Law ("Dignity of man is inviolable"). A short time later Club President Hoeness rumbled over former player Juan Bernat: "He played a shit."
Hoeness hopes for the return of resigned members
Already in the past few days Hoeneß had shown himself understandably and admitted his own mistakes. About his insult to Bernat he said: "I was very sorry to have insulted Juan Bernat, his style of play, I would not do so anymore," said the world champion of 1974 after Munich 2-0 victory in the Champions League against AEK Athens.
He also ordered the appeal on the basis of the Basic Law in retrospect as exaggerated. Nevertheless, he emphasized: "Essentially, I would do it again."
His letter closes Hoeneß with the hope, "that we succeed, above all, by athletic convincing performances of our team again desire to mediate our club". A corresponding change of mind in the bounced members "would be a great thing".