Snapshot: Petty Bayern Munich Fans Unfurl Huge ‘Anti-Manuel Neuer’ Protest Banner At Pre-Season Friendly (With Video)

By Chris Wright

Not that it’s anything new, but a small group of Bayern Munich ultras unfurled a huge banner protesting the club’s recent signing of Manuel Neuer from despised rivals Schalke as the young ‘keeper lined up in Die Roten colours for the first time before a pre-season friendly game in Northern Italy…

My German is admittedly ropey at the best of times, but I think the translation is something amounting to: “No matter how many balls you save, we will never accept you in our shirt.”

Bayern have already acted vis-a-vis the incident in Italy, ensuring that the handful of supporters involved have all been listed as ‘persona non grata’ by the club, and as such will not be allowed to attend any future matches.

Maybe I’m missing something, but isn’t the fact that these large-scale fan protests over Neuer’s move have been going on for months and months all just depressingly petty?

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  1. Stp1910 says:

    Correct Translation.

  2. nickooo says:


  3. pompeylad says:

    Snazzy shirt Bayern have this year. And yes, very petty.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Dude to the right of Neuer has a hard on

  6. georgio says:

    they can be as die hard as they want, its not their club

  7. RyanSSL says:

    Bayern Munich Ultras always crack me up. Especially the Gegen Modernen Fussball sign they always have at the Allianz. Sorry but Bayern Munich are the perfect example of Modern Football!

  8. Montesquieu says:

    That’s what happens, when you support one of the biggest faceless monster clubs in the world. They just don’t give a shit about your opinion. However, if they supported Dinkelsbühl Gurke FC, they would probably have a bigger say in the running of the club.

  9. georgio says:


    pretty sure karl-heinz rummenigge, one of the many faces of bayern munich, distanced the club from these ‘supporters’ because they broke an agreement backed by fan organisations…

  10. Niklas says:

    Yep georgio. The Bayern board + Philipp Lahm + Uli Höeness (Club President) had a meeting with representativs from 20 fanclubs and there was an agreement made due to all this, not only concerning Neuer but also the protests on Uli Höeness (was called a liar and whatnot) and the fans accepted the clubs wish that such actions would stop. And a week after the meeting this happens.

  11. Montesquieu says:

    I don’t know why Rummenigge or anyone cares, its the same story with any club and fans being upset at least in top flight and especially for teams who have been in top flight for a long time. The managment doesn’t and probably shouldn’t care because these individuals who are so upset at the enterprise that is running the business side of the football club, still go to the games, still buy jerseys and merchandise and pies. At the end of the day, unfurling a banner displaying your discontent, just shows you, these fans do not understand the 21st century reality of football.

  12. Topo says:

    Why they hate neueur so much????

  13. alex says:

    if bayern want to win, they should just keep it zipped. Neuer kept Shalke in the Champions League all the way to the damn semi-finals. Bayern should be happy to have such a good player change sides. This is like if Chelsea fans started bitching because Torres was on Liverpool. Chelsea fans don’t seem to care, they’re just happy to have another good player.

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  15. Joshua says:

    It’s because Neuer was a Schalke ultra. He’s grown up in the stands in Gelsenkirchen.

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