Monday games: Rauball takes clubs in the duty

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – DECEMBER 02: Dr. Reinhard Rauball talks to the media after the German League Association general assembly at the Marriott-Hotel on December 2, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

DFL President Reinhard Rauball has taken in the discussion about the Monday games of the Bundesliga the clubs in the obligation.

“It is the task of the clubs to commit themselves to their decision and truthfully convey the facts to their fan base,” said Rauball in an interview with the “kicker”: “And until the 2020/21 season, it applies throughout the German law the principle: contracts must be adhered to. ”

Although the president of the German Football League had expected protests against the fixtures for the start of the week. The DFL is wronged, “if you assume commercial reasons and makes them a bogeyman,” said the 71-year-old: “That’s too cheap for me.” The DFL under the leadership of Christian Seifert does an excellent job, has an excellent overall view the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga – and contributes not only in terms of marketing significantly to the positive overall development of professional football.The idea of ​​the Monday games was undoubtedly from the clubs for the stated sporting reasons.

With the Monday games the European Cup starters of the league should be relieved. In the two previous games in Frankfurt (February 19) and Dortmund (February 26) there had been protests.

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