Munich (dpa / LBY) – Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) considers the Bundesliga matches in front of spectators at the start of the new season to be extremely questionable given the growing number of new corona infections. “I doubt we can decide to relax further in August. Therefore, as a football fan, I am very skeptical about the start of the Bundesliga. Ghost games yes, but the stadiums with 25,000 spectators are very difficult. to imagine, “said Söder of” Bild am Sonntag “. “It would be the wrong signal and it would be difficult to transmit to the population if large amounts of testing capacity were used,” said the CSU boss.
The DFL wants to impose a ban on standing and alcohol by October 31 and not allow any guest fans in the stadiums until the end of the year if a limited number of spectators are again allowed to the new season. This is aimed at reducing the risk of infection during the corona pandemic. The corresponding motions of the Presidium of the DFL will be voted on at the general assembly on Tuesday. There has already been criticism from fans.