Dealing with Noussair Mazraoui? Daum and Effenberg criticize

Former Bundesliga coach Christoph Daum is critical of FC Bayern’s handling of the pro-Palestine post of its professional Noussair Mazraoui.

“Just as Bavaria has now distanced itself from Qatar when it comes to sponsorship, it would have been important to make a very clear statement: ‘Anti-Semitism, terrorism and what Hamas has done are a no-go for us.’ And underneath it says: Uli Hoeneß! That’s how I imagine it,” said Daum in “Doppelpass” from “Sport1”.

The 69-year-old found that the people of Munich were “again providing completely unnecessary ammunition in the situation they are currently in.”

FC Bayern must also encourage its players to use social networks responsibly, “making it clear to them what they can do for themselves and the club,” said Daum, who also saw Mazraoui as having a duty. “The player should have apologized. I would have liked clear words.”

Ex-national player Stefan Effenberg explicitly criticized CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen and President Herbert Hainer, who have so far not wanted to comment on the Mazraoui case to journalists.

It is the “absolute responsibility” of the club’s management to comment on things “that have nothing to do with football and to be the face of the club,” said Effenberg.

FC Bayern: No consequences for Noussair Mazraoui

Coach Thomas Tuchel should not be expected to play this part. “That takes too much energy and other things suffer as a result. He is employed at FC Bayern to coach, lead, communicate with the team, and nothing else.”

Tuchel initially made statements about the Mazraoui case in a press conference and also around the Bundesliga game at FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday (3:1).

There are no consequences for the Moroccan international at FC Bayern. Dreesen was quoted as saying in a club statement on Friday that he had “credibly assured that, as a peace-loving person, he resolutely rejects terror and war. He regrets if his posts have caused irritation.”