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Bayer Leverkusen apologise over Bayern Munich banner

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German side Bayer Leverkusen have apologised for offensive banners which were displayed during Saturday's 1-1 Bundesliga clash against Bayern Munich.

The banners, which are said to have been smuggled in to the Bay Arena by Leverkusen supporters, hit out at Bayern Munich officials Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness.

The banner, which read: "Hey, Uli and Kalle! How does it feel to get done by the law?" hinted at recent tax troubles that the Bayern CEO and president have recently been in.

Leverkusen officials were quick off the mark to apologise though, with the club's media department telling tz: "We did not know about this. We are very surprised and upset."

However, Rummenigge didn't let the banner ruin what was an excellent game day for Bayern.

He was full of praise for their performance, and was quoted on ESPN saying: "We top the table and have delivered a super game.

"We continued where we stopped in Manchester [against Manchester City] - a world-class performance.

"Sadly, the Leverkusen goal was boarded up and a good ‘keeper was in goal as well. Otherwise we would have won.

"It is important to play good football and this we do on an absolute top level."

Bayern have been on an almost record winning streak - having not lost a game in 33 league matches. 

They look on course to smash Hamburg's record of 36 consecutive league games without defeat.

Rummenigge added: "We are on unbelievably high level. We play wonderful football."

Bayern Munich's next fixture sees them take on Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga on Saturday 19 October, before a return to Champions League football when they host Viktoria Plzeň.

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