5 Apr 2014

Bayern ban British tabloids from Champions League return leg

6:05 am on 5 April 2014

Bayern Munich will not accredit reporters of the English tabloid newspapers The Sun and Daily Mirror for their Champions League return leg against Manchester United over what the German club regarded as offensive reporting of their 1-1 draw.

Bayern host United next week in the return leg of the Champions League quarter-final with the Germans favourites to advance despite midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger missing the second leg after being red-carded at Old Trafford.

Bayern objected to the English tabloids' insulting reporting of Schweinsteiger, using the German word for pig which is "Schwein".