BSP-22 German league to ditch Monday matches from 2021

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German league to ditch Monday matches from 2021

BERLIN, Nov 21, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – The German Football League (DFL) on
Wednesday confirmed that Monday night matches will be scrapped in the
Bundesliga from the 2021/22 season.

While other European leagues are prolonging their football weekend with
televised Monday kick offs, Germany’s top flight is bucking the trend,
following pressure from fans.

Fans rallied against the five matches held on Monday nights last season,
when the initiative was introduced, either with silent protests at matches or
boycotts.

The first Monday night kick-off this season is on December 3 when
Nuremberg host Bayer Leverkusen.

As a result of the fan protests and complaints by the clubs, when the new
TV contract starts with the 2021/22 season, the five TV matches will be
switched to Sundays and the Monday games will be scrapped.

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