By Chris Wright
— Tobi Schweinsteiger (@tobits7) September 30, 2014
Bayern Munich have done the thoroughly decent thing and refunded a small group of intrepid fans who rented out an office in tower block overlooking CSKA Moscow’s stadium in order to watch their team play a “behind closed doors” Champions League tie on Tuesday evening.
The 70 Bayern fans, which apparently included Bastian Schweinsteiger’s elder brother Tobias, reportedly spent “several thousand euros” renting the office next door to CSKA’s Arena Khimki – though the club themselves have now seen the supporters right by refunding the cash they collectively spunked.
The Bavarian club were made aware of their fans’ impressive endeavours after Tobias Schweinsteiger Tweeted the photo above, along with the caption “where there’s a will, there’s a way!”
Speaking the following day, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “The action was made known to us, and my colleague Jan Dreesen has indeed paid the rent for the game.”
German clubs just seem to know how to do this “treating fans like human beings not commodities” thing right, don’t they?