RB Leipzig: A team to hate or to love
Leipzig's fourth season in the Bundesliga seems to be their best so far. They are performing the most modern and durable football in the first half of the season, they stay at the top of the standings, but they are the most hated team in Germany.
From the first moment, German football has treated with suspicion and empathy the policy that characterizes Red Bull. An imported franchise from a globalized trading force could never be beloved by the culture of German clubs.
The thought that a ten-year-old club, under the business venture of Red Bull, causes many reactions. Recently the fans of Union Berlin travelled there to protest against Leipzig, characterizing them as the death of German football.
Union Berlin fans have organized a protest on their way to the stadium in Leipzig. They call it a funeral march.
— Pascal Jochem (@pascwale) January 18, 2020
And they are not the only movement that has expressed its opposition to the politics of Leipzig. The vast majority of fans do not attend the away games against Leipzig.
However, Leipzig stands on their own feet with excess balance. They qualified in the round of 16 of the Champions League and they still are to the top of the Bundesliga table.
Meanwhile, after Salzburg, Leipzig, New York and Bragantino, Red Bull wants to make a new investment in the football world by buying out Danish club Brøndby IF. Something that already brought a lot of discussions.
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