The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga has responded with the following statement: “FC Bayern’s request has been received by the league association. The issue will be handled at the next annual general meeting. The date has been provisionally set for the beginning of December 2014.”
FC Bayern München’s press release in full:
FC Bayern München would like to make a renewed request for the introduction of goal-line technology
This Wednesday, 21 May, 2014, FC Bayern München submitted an official written request for the introduction of goal-line technology in the Bundesliga to the president of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, Dr. Reinhard Rauball.
“We have submitted our request to introduce goal-line technology - only for the Bundesliga - at the earliest possible opportunity because, in the future, we need to do a better job of protecting football and, in particular, the referees,” explained FC Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “The extent to which referees - who can’t rely on replays, slow-motion re-runs or even mathematical calculations - are pilloried publicly is intolerable. This can and should be prevented from happening in the future.”
“As reported by the media, the introduction of goal-line technology was rejected at the general meeting on 24 March 2014 primarily due to Bundesliga 2 sides concerned about the financial implications,” continued Rummenigge. “For this reason our request pertains exclusively to clubs in the top flight.”
FC Bayern München’s request will feature as a daily item on the agenda at the DFL’s next annual general meeting, to be discussed and voted on.