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Applause for new: conflict resolved with the fans

Beifall fur Neuer: Konflikt mit den Fans beigelegtManuel Neuer (l.) was friendly received © SID-IMAGES/Getty Images /.

National goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been received in his first appearance in Munich by the fans of FC Bayern with great applause.

Munich (SID) - national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been received in his first appearance in Munich by the fans of FC Bayern with great applause. After it gave in March at the game of Schalke 04 in the Allianz Arena is still fierce hostility against the 25, the followers of German football Rekordmeisters donated cheers him on Saturday when the official season kick-off loudly.

Table had previously been spoken on the subject of new, even in a round. "There was a lively discussion." The theme is finally at an end. "The sporting quality of Manuel more than ruled anyway, he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world," said Board Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to the discussion board with ten fan groups and spoke of a "new beginning". He assumes, "that certain things cannot happen." "That one can build."

Also for Captain Philipp Lahm, who participated in the conversation along with Rummenigge, President Uli Hoeness, Club Director Christian Nerlinger and finance director Karl Hopfner, there were "very positive" signals. "All issues have been discussed very objectively." Manuel is a player we now. "I am very confident that all rejoice, that Manuel is with us," said Lahm.

Last season, it had come again and again from some "ultras" violent protests against the signing of goaltender for new. Neuer membership in the Schalker fan club "Buerschenschaft" in particular was sour opens some followers. Even President Uli Hoeness had been heavily attacked during the rescue operation for local rival 1860 Munich. This had created within the Association for ample concern and criticism of the fans.

"Our goal is to have a harmonious, successful, tolerant and respectful FC Bayern." "Mia san mia - and we are a common Association", Rummenigge had already expressed prior to the event.

Wolfgang Salewski, renowned professor of psychology and conflict management, had acts as an intermediary on Saturday. The 68-Jahrige advised in crises and conflicts already Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Helmut Kohl, he mediated in the hijacking of the Lufthansa plane "Landshut" after Mogadishu, supervised the anti terror unit GSG 9 and replaced 67 hostages.

Currently, there are approximately 2900 registered Bayern fans with more than 200,000 members.