Bayern Munich to withdraw salaries of unvaccinated players who have need to quarantine
Bayern are thought to have five unvaccinated players
Bayern Munich have informed their unvaccinated players that they will have their salaries withdrawn for periods when they go into quarantine.
The decision follows the news that all five of the club’s unvaccinated players will have to go back into quarantine, with the club reportedly frustrated by the situation.
According to German outlet Sport1, the players in question attended a meeting at the club's training facilities at Sabener Strasse this weekend, where they were informed that their salaries would be withheld while they were in quarantine.
In Bavaria, unvaccinated individuals are not entitled to payment from their employers while they are in quarantine.
First reported by Bild am Sonntag & now more info from Bayerischer Rundfunk.
Bayern München said to have informed unvaccinated players that they will have their salaries withdrawn for periods when they go into quarantine.
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Earlier this week, Bayern trio Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala had to be separated from the rest of the squad as Bavaria tightened it restrictions due to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
As a result of the three players being unvaccinated, they were banned from staying in the same hotel as their team-mates before matches, meaning they must travel to games separately, according to Kicker.
The German southern state has seen an increase in Covid infections recently, meaning there is increasing pressure on intensive care units - which are approaching 600 per 100,000.
Former Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has justified the sanctions, saying: "The viewer income is less due to the access restrictions, that is a loss of income for the club.
"I know from a reliable source that there have been many discussions on the topic with the players.
The result was seen in Augsburg. If important players are missing, that also affects Bayern.
"The vaccination debate is a topic that annoys the whole club."
However, Sport1 add that the decision was met with "a lack of understanding" from the players involved.
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