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Bayern Munich have denied two popular English newspapers accreditation for the Champions League return leg against Manchester United next week after publishing disparaging headlines involving Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Bayern released an e-mailed statement condemning both The Sun and The Mirror for reporting in “disrespectful, discriminatory and personally abusive manner” on Schweinsteiger. Both papers had, perhaps foolishly, opted to play on the German word “Schwein,” which means “pig.”
We’re used to seeing edgy headline puns from the English press, but they seem to have crossed the line just a bit in this instance. We highly doubt, however, that a stadium ban will make them think twice next time.