Little Nathan wrote:There would be so many creative ways to organize a protest against the DFB, if that is something you feel like you have to do. Instead, these idiots decide to insult Dietmar Hopp, who has done nothing wrong, and don't even try to get their real message across. You really just have to read the statement the group of Bayern "fans" published after the game yesterday to know how unbelievably stupid the people behind the protests are.
I don't think that's true to be honest.
Ultras have been very open about their personal grief with DFB for years. Also there have been countless of banners in recent years with protest as well as other actions (e.g. not going to Monday games, not supporting their teams, against collective bans, pro Pyro, against VAR etc.).
You do not have to agree with everything the Ultras want. For example I do not mind Monday games, or VAR and don't think Pyro should be allowed. However, to be honest - Ultras are right to a certain degree and everything is directed into making more money - completely forgetting the sports roots.
Finally, the DFB is a bunch of corrupt idiots. For instance, take the world cup 2006. DFB have yet to admit that they bought votes - although everybody knows it.
For the Ultras, insulting Hopp is the best possible way to get their message to the DFB. Because otherwise - they will not even listen.
The current outrage is due to the collective ban of Dortmund fans in Hoffenheim - who was just recently announced - despite DFB telling they would not do collective bans anymore.
That's why Bayern, Gladbach and also Union Ultras are now also putting out those Hopp insults. Because DFB officials - did not stick to their words.
I don't expect anything to happen though, DFB will just continue with their finger pointing game at the "Böse Ultras" who "understand anything" instead of analyzing why the feedback from Ultras is so poisoned currently.
and this: https://www.faszination-fankurve.de/index.php?head=Fans-kritisieren-DFB-fuer-Rueckkehr-zu-Kollektivstrafen&folder=sites&site=news_detail&news_id=21465
It puts everything into perspective.