Rummenigge calls for DFB reaction – Bellarabi as an example

“I am never happy about penalties for players, but in that case it could be an example that has been set to show that they are ready to take action,” said the Bavarian CEO.

Bellarabi had been suspended by the Sports Court of the German Football Association because of his gross foul on the Munich Rafinha. In addition, the 28-year-old Leverkusen native will have to pay a 10,000 euro fine. His club accepts the fine and announced that it will not lodge an appeal.

Rummenigge demands a clear reaction of the DFB and the referees after the three injuries of the Bavarians in the first two home games of the season. “What we all don’t like is the way they play against us a little bit. This is something that has to be eliminated in the Bundesliga, where the DFB and especially the referees are called upon to protect the strikers and players a little,” Rummenigge said on Tuesday before the departure of the German champions for the Champions League away match at Benfica Lisbon.

Bavarian Sports Director Rudi Völler countered the controversial statements of Bavarian President Uli Hoeneß in connection with the Bellarabi-Foul with irony. “Uli Hoeneß even did us a favor with his statements,” Völler told the “Bild” newspaper. “As a result, there were only four instead of five games. Hoeneß had commented on the foul Bellarabis on Rafinha with the phrases “mentally ill” and “intentional bodily injury”.

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The people of Munich are angry about the injured stars. “This can’t go on like this, otherwise we won’t have any more players after the 10th matchday or we won’t get eleven players together anymore”, Rummenigge explained. In addition one has many national players, who would have soon important plays in different competitions. Arjen Robben relies on protection by the referees. “We have complete confidence in all referees that we will be protected. Even in the Bundesliga,” said the Dutchman.

According to information from “Kicker” and “Bild”, Bavaria professionals are not among the three most fouled first division teams. The players of the 1. FC Nuremberg and Fortuna Düsseldorf as well as the VfL Wolfsburg were attacked even more frequently against the rules.

In Bavaria, Kingsley Coman (against Hoffenheim) and Rafinha (against Leverkusen) were injured after fouls. Corentin Tolisso suffered his severe knee injury after an unfortunate duel. “I’m not really a friend of penalties, but when I was punishing Bellarabi, I thought it was a punishment that really punishes a player,” said the 62-year-old Rummenigge. Bellarabi’s action was “completely nonsensical”.

Perhaps the harsh punishment would encourage discussions in the Bundesliga as to whether such fouls should really be allowed, Rummenigge said. Bellarabi had apologized hours after the game via a social network. RedBet is of the most well-rounded casinos that offer many gaming products.

Rummenigge also sees the public as one reason for the opponents’ tough entry into the game, which was cited by those responsible in Bavaria. There, the discussion was partly based on the motto that any means against FC Bayern was right to cause this problem. This discussion is “completely unfair”.

More reservedly than the club bosses the Bavaria professionals expressed themselves. “I don’t think it’s so extreme,” said Joshua Kimmich. Of course it would be bitter if players were injured in fouls. “The teams are even more motivated against us and a bit more aggressive,” David Alaba said on the Sky microphone. “We’ll try to keep up.”