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RB Leipzig attracts in court: Bundesliga worsens fight against viewers

RB Leipzig is the first Bundesligist in court against the viewer cap. The procedure depends on an increasing confrontation course of clubs against politics.

The patience is used up, the time of friendly dialogue over, the football Bundesliga goes on confrontation course to politics: the almost complete viewer exclusion in the German stadiums becomes a case for the judiciary. The first Bundesliga club RB Leipzig is judicially against the upper limit – and could have given the starting signal for a lawsuit.

The Saxons, which are currently allowed to welcome only 1000 fans in the Red Bull Arena, have submitted an application for a provisional arrangement in the express procedure at the Saxon Upper Administrative Court in Bautzen. One hopes that in this way “short-term a factually fair, justified and comprehensible decision and at the same time a solution” with regard to the currently extreme spectator restriction on home games can be obtained.

The step acts in the face of the tense coronalage deployed. On Saturday, when RB communicated the position of the application, Germany’s wide incidence was 1127.7. She rose on Sunday to the record value of 1156.8. The next home game has RB on February 11 against the 1st FC Cologne.

The clubs set the high number of falls extensive hygiene concepts, which include, for example, the mask obligation or the 2G-Plus rule count.

Watzke criticizes “symbolic policy”

Nevertheless, the politician had recently decided to decide nationwide uniform relaxation in the viewer’s limits.

Tight criticism practiced, among other things, Hans-Joachim Watzke as Managing Director of DFB-Pokal winner Borussia Dortmund. The future Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the German Football League (DFL) spoke to the repeated time of “symbol policy” at the expense of sports clubs.

The Bundesliga is affected in the European comparison of profound measures. In the English Premier League is currently being played in spite of high-case numbers under full utilization, in Spain, the stadiums may be carried out to 75 percent, in Italy, at least 50 percent in Italy.

The high costs of the pandemic are likely to have moved RB to the course in front of the court. One knows that the pandemic has hit many seriously in the country, said Managing Director Oliver Mintzlaff last in the image interview.

But: “Despite a minus of more than 60 million euros in the past two years, a lot of understanding of politics has been made. But now is the point where every German citizen, every entrepreneur and also every Bundesligaclub can expect pragmatic, logical and comprehensible decisions “

RB Leipzig: Follow the NRW clubs?

Other clubs could follow the Leipziger example. Especially in North Rhine-Westphalia, the annoyance against the quasi viewer ban is large. According to the special rules in Bavaria (up to 10,000 fans) and Baden-Württemberg (up to 6000 spectators) threatens in legal proceedings, however, an even greater flicking carpet.

A general prognosis of the success prospects is difficult. Decisive is the respective Corona Protection Ordinance of the Countries. RB Leipzig will have explored his chances.

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