FC Bayern Munich notes with astonishment, irritation and disappointment the whistling by fans directed at Arjen Robben during the friendly between FC Bayern and the Netherlands on the evening of Tuesday 22nd May.
“Some fans were apparently disappointed that, three days after our defeat in the Champions League final, Arjen did not play in an FC Bayern shirt, but only for the Dutch national team,“ commented Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “However, that gives nobody the right to jeer and boo our players. Just like all the other players, fans and friends of FC Bayern, Arjen Robben is deeply disappointed and hurt by the unlucky and undeserved defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final in a penalty shootout. However, the style of FC Bayern and their fans is to reach out and help someone who is down, as shown by the majority of the 33,000 crowd on Tuesday night, who lifted Arjen Robben’s spirits by singing his praises.”
“We have received a lot of reaction from our fans this morning,” Rummenigge continued, “apologising to Arjen Robben on behalf of those who jeered and booed.”
FC Bayern Munich wishes Arjen Robben a good and successful EURO 2012 and is looking forward to welcoming him back to the Bayern family in July.