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Bayern Munich dominate Bundesliga... for vegetarians

The Local · 17 May 2011, 14:24

Published: 17 May 2011 14:24 GMT+02:00

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For the fourth season running, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has voted Bayern the best team in the German league at serving up tasty meat-free dishes to hungry football fans at their Allianz Arena stadium.

"As in past years, nothing culinary passes the Allianz Arena by," wrote PETA on its website.

"The menu remains unchanged with chips, pizzas and Bavarian pretzels, as well as baguettes and sweet options on offer, meaning Bayern defend their position at the top of the rankings."

Having finished third in the Bundesliga, knocked out of both the Champions League and German Cup, PETA's award will be scant reward for the Bavarians who won the league and cup double the season before.

Champions League semi-finalists Schalke 04 came second in the veggie table, while, as their name might suggest, Hamburger SV finished bottom of the table.

Despite the German's love for sausages, PETA say the standard of food for non-meat eaters at Bundesliga clubs is high with such delights as vegetarian kebabs and meatless burgers on offer at some league clubs across Germany.

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"This ranking clearly shows that the vegetarianism in mainstream society has arrived," said PETA in a statement.


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Your comments about this article

16:15 May 17, 2011 by Gajanand
Stop killing animals!!!.

Go vegetarian.
16:18 May 17, 2011 by hanskarl
The picture says it all!!

I am a member of the real PETA:





19:22 May 17, 2011 by Jack Kerouac
Atheletes need protein! And no, soy is not the same thing. It doesn't build muscle in men. PETA is a radical organization that imposes its ideals - and apparently its will - on people. Football fans don't want to eat vegetarian! Are you kidding me?
19:27 May 17, 2011 by finanzdoktor
@hanskari: Cute, like the change in acronym, and highly agree and am a member.

Also, I don't mind if someone wants to pay and eat a meatless entree, just don't give me grief for choosing sausage and beer to enjoy the same game. I will leave you alone, if you leave me alone, and both of us can enjoy ourselves.
09:24 May 18, 2011 by Johnne
I can see the reason why they had a bad season...no protein, no cabs and balanced diet.
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