28 Jul Bayern Munich chairman Rummenigge criticises cancellation of Ballon d’Or
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticised the cancellation of this yr’s Ballon d’Or.
The annual award is handed out to the most effective males’s and ladies’s participant however was cancelled this yr because of the coornavirus pandemic.
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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski was thought of a front-runner for the award, having scored a outstanding 34 targets for the Bundesliga titleholders, and Rummenigge was disenchanted with the choice to not honour the game’s greatest gamers this season.
“I consider Robert Lewandowski is taking part in a unbelievable season and he carried out possibly the most effective season in his profession,” Rummenigge stated at a information convention on Monday.
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“Sadly France Football cancelled the Golden Ball which we’re not very joyful [with] and in the long run it is not very reasonable, not simply Bayern but in addition for Robert Lewandowski who might need received.
“I consider it is crucial that in a season that, besides the French league, [the other leagues] carried out by means of to the tip of the season, it needs to be potential to provide the Golden Ball to the most effective footballer on the planet and naturally, I consider in these circumstances Robert would have a very good probability to win it within the first time in his profession.”
The award is run by journal France Football and it cited the “lack of a sufficiently stage taking part in subject” because the reasoning behind cancelling this yr’s ceremony for the primary time since 1956.
In a press release asserting the choice, the organisers stated that not sufficient video games had been performed at hand out the award.
“Defending the credibility and legitimacy of such a prize additionally means guaranteeing its irreproachability over time,” it added.
Rummenigge additionally stated that he doubted a wage cap could be introduced on this yr with brokers regularly pushing for increased and better wages even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, he stated he hopes UEFA’s Monetary Honest Play (FFP) mannequin will probably be up to date to mirror the present state of football.
“We have now to change monetary truthful play as a result of prior to now 10 years, football modified dramatically within the monetary conduct,” Rummenigge added.
“And so we have now to seek out totally different instruments than possibly 10 years in the past. I consider that’s potential.
“I consider we have now to discover a modified FFP rule, which on the finish is accepted by all stakeholders: that features the gamers, the brokers, and naturally, final however not least, the golf equipment, as a result of we have now to reside in a good and critical approach to persuade that monetary truthful play is a useful software for everyone.”