Bayern Munich President Herbert Hainer has released a statement condemning the actions of the travelling Bayern Munich fans who targeted Hoffenheim owner Deitmar Hopp.
“All of us at FC Bayern are still stunned by yesterday’s incidents in Hoffenheim. We are ashamed of the behaviour of a few so-called “fans” in the FC Bayern terrace and seating area during the game,” said Hainer.
“Dietmar Hopp was insulted in the worst imaginable way by a few idiots with a banner. He was defamed, from a distance, anonymously, namelessly, and in a cowardly way. The events of yesterday were an absolute low point.
“It is high time to act decisively. Racism, exclusion, insults and discrimination of any kind and against anyone must stop now. This is also the opinion of the overwhelming majority of FC Bayern fans.
“They are expressing their incomprehension and indignation via all conceivable online platforms, on social media and in numerous emails to us. Our fans stand together, football stands together, against hate, against intolerance, against defamation.”