Werder Bremen's chief executive: "Nobody wants football without the atmosphere of the fans, but we are also a commercial company and football is our product"

27 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images The club's chief executive, Klaus Filbry, says they would not be able to cope with the loss in TV revenue from cancelling the season.

The club's chief executive, Klaus Filbry, says they would not be able to cope with the loss in TV revenue from cancelling the season.

Filbry expects the German season to be postponed further, until at least 30th April.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Werder Bremen's priority is to remain sustainable during the coronavirus pandemic, according to their chief executive, Klaus Filbry, who says the club would not be able to cope with the loss in TV revenue from cancelling the season.

With football being suspended across Europe, clubs and organisations face having to adapt to a prolonged period of reduced income, or none at all, meaning long-term losses are to be expected.

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