Dhe German Football Association (DFB) has announced that it will continue the season in the third division on May 30th despite all the protests. “We will do everything we can to completely convince the league. The season should be decided on the pitch, ”said DFB President Fritz Keller on Tuesday during a conference call with various media.
However, the association admitted that on the way to the planned continuation of the season it could get tight over time and that the game would first need to be approved by politicians. “If we can’t start by June 15th, the end of the season on the pitch is unrealistic,” said General Secretary Friedrich Curtius.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, 1. FC Magdeburg once again confirmed the call for a cancellation. An extension of the season beyond June was “not acceptable”, said Magdeburg managing director Mario Kallnik of the “Mitteldeutsche Zeitung”. Because player contracts are only valid until the end of June, despite Corona.
Ralf Heskamp, sports director of Halleschen FC, also warned of a distortion of competition in view of the Corona case in Chemnitz. The DFB has nevertheless identified a “clear majority” for a continuation.
In the dispute with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Keller announced a rapprochement. “The matter is settled. I am pleased that I agree with him, ”he said, referring to a personal conversation with the CEO of Bayern Munich. Rather, they even want to do common cause in the future. In the fight against excessive salaries, the aim is to become pioneers by introducing a salary cap. “That’s why we’re going to write a letter to Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin,” announced Keller.
In an interview with Sky on Sunday, Rummenigge was “irritated by Keller’s populist choice of words” and asked the DFB to “first sweep in front of their own door”. Earlier, in a “Spiegel” interview, Keller had complained about the “stupidity” of newly rich soccer millionaires and called for “more humility” for the time after the Corona crisis.