1. FC Köln: Autographs prohibited: These are Cologne’s new corona rules

The FC officials sighed sigh of relief on Sunday after the PCR tests. No player got infected while on vacation! The Omikron worries still lead to strict changes in Cologne.

The club is tightening the corona measures to avoid a possible 14-day quarantine of the entire team in the event of an omicron infection.

Licensed player boss Thomas Kessler: “We want to minimize the risk of infection as much as possible. For this reason, we sensitized the boys to the topic again before the training started. “

► With immediate effect, FFP2 masks are required for team and team meetings. Even with the bus trips to the game – so the club can at least forego using several buses again. The fans should also refrain from autograph requests and selfies on the pitch. Hundreds of people felt this directly on Sunday when the stars passed into the dressing room.

► The professionals are spared a division into small training groups. For this, however, tests are carried out more closely, and there are stricter cabin rules again.

► According to BILD information, the professionals should no longer all be in the changing rooms, showers and treatment rooms at the same time. Here the squad is divided into groups so that if a player or supervisor is infected, not all professionals are immediately considered contact person 1 …

“We want to leave the crap behind”

Trainer Steffen Baumgart (49) has only one hope for the New Year: “We all have to adapt to the circumstances. I assume that many clever people – who are unfortunately not always recognizable – give thought and that the regulations will be adjusted again. I would like us all to come closer to normal again and not have 120 experts 120 opinions. We all want clarity and all that crap behind us.


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