Leverkusen CEO Carro hopes that 50+1 exemption remains in place

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Bayer Leverkusen chief executive officer Fernando Carro has expressed hope they can defuse concerns by the German cartel office on their exemption status from the 50+1 rule on investors in professional football. “We have given the cartel office good arguments in favour of maintaining the status quo, and we continue to assume that the current statutes, including the excemption regulation, are legally compliant,” Carro told Friday’s Glocke daily. Under rules in Germany investors can not get a majority in a club because the club has to keep 50 per cent plus 1 share. However, Leverkusen, Hoffenhei…

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