That hurts the boss …
At the annual meeting of the Stammverein Hannover 96 eV, the members decided with a clear majority: The 50 + 1 rule is enshrined in the statutes.
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The clear knowledge of a possible majority takeover by investors is the next setback for 50 + 1 opponents and professional boss Martin Kind (77). At least publicly, however, he refrains from criticizing the member’s vote.
Child when asked by BILD: “The members of Hannover 96 eV have made decisions that make it worth respecting.”
In 2019, Kind had given up its chairmanship in the eV. Former fan representative Sebastian Kramer as chairman and supervisory board chief Ralf Nestler has taken power in the main club – and has now pushed the amendment to the statutes.
As the managing director of the professional company and a declared 50 + 1 opponent, child cannot like that …
The DFL had already rejected his application for a Hanoverian exception to the 50 + 1 rule in 2018. Child wanted to go to court, but withdrew his lawsuit in 2019. Most recently, the Federal Cartel Office confirmed the 50 + 1 rule at the request of the DFL, but criticized the exceptions for Leverkusen, Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg – and called for a uniform regulation.
Even if 50 + 1 should fall in Germany, the rule at Hannover 96 continues to apply according to the statutes.
Kind apparently remains true to his investor course, says: “We are responsible for the strategy and the successful further development of the professional company of Hannover 96.” And from his point of view that can only continue without the 50 + 1 rule …