Union’s club song at RB: Leipzig does not have an anthem

RB Leipzig aspires to be well-liked. This occasionally blooms, which irritates a lot of football fans. The fact that before Leipzig home games, guests are not only formally welcomed into the arena by the stadium announcer, but that their respective club’s anthem is also chased through the stadium speakers is not everyone’s cup of tea, because it contradicts the friend-enemy pattern that underpins certain football cultures.

The fact that the K√∂penicker “Eisern Union” hymn, performed by former punk artist Nina Hagen, was not played before the game between RB Leipzig and 1. FC Union Berlin on Saturday generated a commotion. In light of RB Leipzig’s cup victory on Wednesday, is this a diplomatic affront?

Union and RB are no longer green, but Leipzig’s representative verified a different reason: it goes to the spectator block above the sector where the Union celebrated a 2-1 triumph early on Saturday evening. 600 refugees who were stuck in Leipzig following Russia’s war on Ukraine were welcomed at the invitation of RB Leipzig.

The Soviet Union is thought to be represented by one bar of the Union anthem.

One bar of the Union tune, according to someone at RB Leipzig with the fine hearing of a plagiarism specialist, was evocative of the Russian, previously Soviet anthem. Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, the former head of the Red Army Choir, composed it in 1943. As a result, RB was concerned that the Ukrainian visitors may be upset. With a shrug of the shoulders, the Union camp heard, “You have to come up with that first.”

Now you must be aware that RB Leipzig’s management has been waffling for days over whether Russian clubs should continue to play in European football union Uefa games following their country’s attack on Ukraine. Only after Uefa had tossed the Russians out with an expulsion and Leipzig’s round of 16 match against Spartak Moscow was canceled did RB boss Oliver Mintzlaff publicly admit his colors. The criticism of the behavior appears to be so loud in the ears of Leipzig residents that they can hear the nightingale trampling.

Even back then, the issue arose as to what influence the Red Bull group might have played in RB Leipzig’s reluctant attitude to the debate over boycotting and barring Russian teams from international events. A wider investigation on Austrian firm activity in Russia was published in the Austrian newspaper The Standard just a week ago – and Red Bull’s silence in this regard was notable.

According to financial experts Readyratios, Red Bull 2021 turned over the equivalent of roughly 77.5 million euros in Russia and made a profit of 7.71 million euros at the end of March Delivery dude. In comparison to 2020, this is a 130.3 percent increase. Red Bull has yet to establish a position. However, there is now an undated, short note on the company’s website stating that Red Bull “stopped all marketing efforts and new investments in Russia from the beginning of March” and is acting in conformity with European Union and US sanctions.

By Editor

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