Thursday, 19 March 2020
Borussia Dortmund Unable to Help Teams Threatened with Bankruptcy
DBasia.news – Hans-Joachim Watzke as CEO of Borussia Dortmund insisted on rejecting the idea of a solidarity fund for clubs threatened with bankruptcy due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The idea of raising funds for solidarity from big clubs to small clubs is bursting amid the uncertainty of the current competition. However, Hans-Joachim Watzke rejected the idea. Borussia Dortmund’s CEO said that clubs that could not survive had to bear the risks themselves.
“We are competitors and commercial companies. In the end, clubs that have worked well in recent years cannot just give gifts to those who are unable to do so, “Hans-Joachim Watzke said as quoted by Der Westen.
The statement immediately reaped criticism. Most Borussia Dortmund fans admitted they were disappointed and ashamed to hear Watzke’s statement. Some even cursed the 60-year-old man.
The attitude of the Dortmund officials was cynically responded by his colleague, Thomas Roettgermann from Fortuna Duesseldorf. “I do not understand what actually prompted him to say that. I think his words shows unsolidarity, “he told the Rheinische Post.
Thomas Roettgermann wants to know in more detail about it. On this basis, he wanted to meet directly with Hans-Joachim Watzke. He hopes it can be realized during the meeting of clubs from Nord Rheine-Westphalia (NRW) which will be followed by Borussia Dortmund and Fortuna Duesseldorf.
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