DFB-Pokal: This is behind the special FC Bayern jerseys

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That’s behind the special FC Bayern jerseys

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Holstein Kiel? “Play stable soccer”

Before the game in the DFB Cup against Holstein Kiel, Bayern coach Hansi Flick only had words of praise for the opponent and explained why he had been watching the team for a long time.

Many fans feel reminded of old times. In the DFB Cup against Holstein Kiel, FC Bayern Munich does not wear their usual jerseys, but special jerseys. The special textile has a famous designer.

MEven older fans will feel as though they have been transported back to the 1990s when FC Bayern played against Holstein Kiel. The reason for this are the special jerseys with which the record champions are fighting for a place in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup.

The team of Hans-Dieter Flick runs in the “Human Race” dress. A special jersey from Adidas. It was originally planned that Bayern would wear the jersey in the cup game in December. But since the game was postponed to January, Bayern postponed their action.

Thomas Müller (left) and FC Bayern compete in Kiel in a special jersey

Source: dpa / Christian Charisins

“Exclusion, discrimination, hatred and violence in every form have no place in our world. No matter where you come from – football is a home for all of us. Football has the power to connect people. As FC Bayern, we always want to contribute to this, ”said Herbert Hainer, President of Munich.

Pharrell Williams created the jersey

The jersey was designed by star rapper Pharrell Williams, 47, based on the jerseys of the seasons 1991 to 1993. The record champions want to set an example against racism and for diversity.

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Adidas partners Real Madrid, Juventus Turin, Manchester United and Arsenal FC are also participating in the campaign. The proceeds from the jerseys will go to SOS Children’s Villages. The club announced that it would donate 100,000 euros to the facilities.

In March 2020 the association founded the “Red against Racism” initiative. An action with which the Bavarians wanted to send a clear signal against exclusion and intolerance – including with special T-shirts.

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The special jersey is not worn by Leon Goretzka. As the Munich team announced before the game, the national player received a blow on the calf during training and therefore did not travel to Kiel with the team.

Flick also has to do without Kingsley Coman (muscular problems) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (back problems). The winner of the cup game plays in the round of 16 against the second division club SV Darmstadt 98.


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