Bayern Munich executive board chairman Oliver Kahn said on Friday that the German club was in the process of renegotiating its advertising contract with Qatar Airways as the Bavarian squad headed to Doha for their winter internship.
Bayern have come under fire over their business ties to Qatar and its national airline amid accusations of human rights abuses leveled at the emirate as they host the 2022 World Cup . In an interview with the german daily PictureKahn indicated that the agreement with Qatar Airways, which is due to expire at the end of the season, would thus only be renewed after a review of its aspects “sporting, financial and social”.
The German national team had given up sporting an armband bearing the message “One Love” in support of human rights and diversity, due to threats of sanctions from Fifa, but they nevertheless expressed their disagreement when entering the club. tournament, its players covering their mouths during the official photo before the match against Japan (1-2), on November 23.