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Bayern Munich to make donation and hold training camps for refugees

Who said football clubs were just self-centred and only bothered about making money...

Alright guys, let's get serious for a bit. If you've watched the news at any point over the past few weeks you'll know there is a massive migrant crisis going on in Europe.

And Germany have estimated that they could have 800,000 refugees coming into their country this year – and while some may scoff, German football fans and clubs have rallied round and shown incredible support.

Especially German giants Bayern Munich, who have revealed that they will be hosting training camps as well as providing German classes, meals and football equipment for the homeless refugees.

Bayern Munich club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge discussed in a press release by the team why the club were taking such action and helping out those in dire need: "Bayern sees it as a social responsibility to help the refugees, needy children, women and men, to help them and to accompany them in Germany."

The good work doesn't end with the training camps either, as the club are going to donate €1million (£728,000) raised by a dedicated friendly match which will go to various refugee projects in the country. And when Bayern play Augsburg on September 12th, each player will enter the pitch with a German child in one hand and a child of a refugee in another to help, as Rummenigge put it: "set an example for the integration of refugees."

Well played Bayern, we've got a lot of time for this! 


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