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Statement - 11.02.2016 16:30

On false allegations concerning Arturo Vidal

FC Bayern München has demanded that “SPORT BILD” and “Kicker” cease making false allegations concerning Arturo Vidal. Both magazines had claimed that Vidal's remuneration comprises about “€8 million net per annum.” Both “SPORT BILD” and “Kicker” have delivered a cease-and-desist letter, conceding that this allegation is false.

“SPORT BILD” had further claimed that during the training camp, Vidal “left the team base on several occasions and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol on his return.” Also in this case both FC Bayern München and Arturo Vidal requested “SPORT BILD” to cease making false allegations and received a cease-and-desist letter from “SPORT BILD.” “SPORT BILD” has thereby conceded that this allegation is equally false.

FC Bayern München AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented: “The media are currently spreading many rumours and much speculation about FC Bayern. In the future FC Bayern will vigorously pursue legal action against false and malicious allegations to protect the club, its players and the coaching staff.”

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