In short, this rule –despite several efforts to have it abandoned or declared null and void, is still in place and supported by the majority of German football clubs – stipulates that the voting shares of any company through which a professional football club is run must be held by the “mother association” by at a minimum of 50% plus one additional vote. In other words, it must be safeguarded that the club (association) always has more votes than the entirety of all other shareholders of a company through which professional football is run.
This rule ensures that the club always has the final say in decisions within the corporation. To secure...
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