Bayern Munich have performed a thoughtful gesture for local amateur club FC Teutonia, after they lost their clubhouse to a fire.
After seeing their clubhouse burnt down before Christmas, German amateur side FC Teutonia have received a tremendous offer of support from none other than the German champions, Bayern Munich.
Teutonia, who are also based in Munich, suffered 250,000 euros worth of damage following the fire and Bundesliga champions Bayern have offered financial support to a club they believe are incredibly important to German amateur football.
With what the Bayern’s website labelled as a “solidarity movement”, Bayern will add a ‘solidarity euro’ to ticket prices for Monday’s regional derby match between Bayern’s amateurs and TSV 1860 II, before raising the resulting aggregate revenue.
Speaking to his club’s official website, Bayern’s Chief Executive Officer, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained: “FC Teutonia is one of the most traditional clubs in Munich and is known for its intensive youth work.
“With this action, we want to show solidarity with the club and fans. I hope we can help Teutonia and its 23 youth teams get back home soon.”
Teutonia’s president, Klaus Neuner expressed his appreciation for Bayern Munich’s generosity. He replied: “We are overwhelmed by this news and thank FC Bayern Munich for initiating this great story.”
With manager Carlo Ancelotti in hot water following a clash with a Hertha Berlin fan last weekend, as well as a reputation for poaching the star players of their Bundesliga rivals, Bayern quite often find themselves in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
However the current Bundesliga leaders have beautifully used their immense wealth for the power of good to help out a smaller club in its time of need.
It is wonderful to see such generosity from one of the world’s biggest football clubs and hopefully FC Teutonia will welcome a return to normality sooner rather than later after what must have been a hugely difficult time for the club.