Model airplanes keep protests flying high in Bundesliga. Bayern slumps to 3rd straight loss

Bayern Munich slumped to its third consecutive defeat on Sunday as Bochum came from behind to defeat the 11-time defending champions 3-2 in the Bundesliga.

It left Thomas Tuchel’s team eight points behind league leader Bayer Leverkusen with 12 rounds remaining and will increase doubts over the Bayern coach’s future after a midweek loss to Lazio in the Champions League and last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Leverkusen.

“It feels like a horror film that just doesn’t end,” Bayern midfielder Leon Goretzka said. “Everything is going against us at the moment.”

Not even fans’ protests against an outside Bundesliga investor – which continued Sunday with model airplanes flown onto the field during Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-3 draw with Freiburg and tennis balls interrupting Bayern’s game – will give Tuchel respite from the scrutiny that is sure to follow.

“Today was a bit like Murphy’s Law. Anything that could go against us, anything that could go wrong, went wrong,” said Tuchel, who must now prepare for Leipzig’s visit next weekend.

Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said Tuchel will “of course” be in charge for that match, but didn’t rule out making a change at a later stage.

Sunday’s games were just the latest subjected to delays and interruptions as supporters showed their opposition to the German soccer league’s controversial plan to sell a stake in the Bundesliga’s media rights income to an outside investor.

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