Bayern Munich said they’ll never accept penalty hero Manuel Neuer

Posted by - April 27, 2012 - Champions League, Football videos, Germany

Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer is presumably still not welcome at the club – despite saving the penalties that took the German giants to the Champions League final.

The Bavarian side’s protested about the ex-Schalke goalie’s arrival at the club last summer. In the protest above they unveiled a massive banner reading: “No matter how many balls you save, we will never accept you in our shirt.”

OTP can’t spot any disclaimer allowing for Champions League semi-final saves in there.

The beef started when Neuer imitated a famous corner celebration by Bayern legend Oliver Kahn.

After counselling between Neuer and supporters relations thawed. Slightly.

The Bayern supporters’ group said at the time: “If Manuel Neuer agrees to the rules we laid down regarding his conduct and keeps a respectful distance, there will be no further organised protests and actions.”

Perhaps he moved slightly further into their good books on Wednesday evening.

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  • Johannes

    Bayern Munich didn’t say it…. a select group of ultras who represent an extreme minority of fans said it. The vast majority of fans were very welcoming and stand by him.