Football Discourse in Germany. German football is currently engaged in a debate about football tradition. Reason for this is the rise of RB Leipzig, a club sponsored mainly, if not exclusively by Austrian sugar drink manufacturer Red Bull. The discussion has shown a huge rift among the football public as the following will highlight.
The Red Bull Bluff
In its March issue, Germany’s largest football magazine, 11Freunde presented readers with a stinging criticism which contained a lot of truths. The club structure prevents ordinary people to become a paying member: annual membership fees are