Thursday, March 13, 2014

A footballer to kick around

Successful on and off the pitch, generous, charitable...jail him!
Uli Hoeness withheld millions from the state, fueling debate in Germany. The case played a major role in Germany's federal elections in 2013. Now the Bayern boss has been sentenced to three years and six months in jail.
The state. Everything for the state....
Hoeness also has a reputation for straightforwardness and charitable acts. He has personally donated millions to social causes, while encouraging others to do the same. The long-celebrated manager even helped other football teams who were in financial trouble by setting up friendlies with Bayern.
Players in need of support also turned to Hoeness. Among them were Gerd Müller, who struggled with alcoholism, and Sebastian Deisler, who suffered from depression.
But he acted outside the state.

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