Bayern Munich deliver on sausage promise to Ingolstadt

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Bayern Munich may be accused of taking too much from other Bundesliga clubs, but this week they showed their more generous side.

After paving the way for Bayern to return to the top of Bundesliga by beating then-leaders RB Leipzig 1-0 on December 10, Ingolstadt were promised “a wagon load of Weisswurst and wheat beer” by the Bavarian giants’ CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“We are lucky to have such good neighbours,” Rummenigge said after hearing of the result.

They may have taken six weeks to arrive, but Rummenigge stuck to his word and delivered enough sausages, pretzels and beer for 80 Ingolstadt staff.

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“We really worked hard for these sausages,” FCI CEO Harald Gartner told Bild. “There was also wheat beer for the club officials. We showed we’re good neighbours.”

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This is not the first time Bayern have treated another club in such a way.

On the final day of the 1999-2000 season, Bayern needed to beat Werder Bremen to win the title but were also relying on Unterhaching – a small club from the suburbs of Munich competing in their debut season in the Bundesliga – to cause an upset against Bayer Leverkusen.

Unterhaching remarkably did as was needed, denying Leverkusen their first league title, and were also rewarded with cases of sausages and beer by their neighbours.

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