Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Bayer Leverkusen pledge 20 million Euros to help smaller clubs through coronavirus crisis.
Individual footballers and managers have stepped up with donations that range from the thousands to millions. But what the Bundesliga giants have combined to do is quite amazing.
There were four teams from the Bundesliga in the Champions League this year.
All four of those teams realize that their wealth outweighs not just one or two individual lower league clubs but perhaps huge groups of them combined.
Today Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Bayer Leverkusen, in particular, stood united.
They pledged a whopping 20 million Euros of their combined wealth.
This is to help smaller clubs who are facing a mounting financial crisis in light of the coronavirus outbreak that has shaken the world.
According to Goal, Bayern CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge insisted the gesture was a display of unity among all German football teams no matter the division.
“Together with the three other Champions League participants, we want to send a signal of solidarity.”
“To all clubs in the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga with this initiative.”
“In these difficult times, it’s important that the stronger shoulders support the weaker shoulders.”
“With this, we also want to show that football is standing together right now.”