Allianz Arena faithful are not all that forgiving are they.
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Arjen Robben, representing the Netherlands, was booed by Bayern Munich fans during a badly-timed friendly match at the Allianz Arena.
Stricken Bayern managed to beat the Dutch 3-2 in a clash played less than 72 hours after their traumatic defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
A 33,000 crowd watched the match at the stadium in Munich, where Bayern suffered their penalty shoot-out defeat against the Premier League side on Saturday.
Ticket prices had to be reduced in order to boost the attendance, however, with the often-alluring prospect of a match between Dutch and German sides provoking poor initial interest.
When the former Chelsea winger came on as a second-half substitute for the Dutch on Tuesday, boos were aimed at him from certain sections of the Bayern support.
There were also some audible cheers for him, but former Bayern captain Mark van Bommel said on Dutch television: “After all he’s done for this club it’s a scandal.”
Both teams fielded mainly second-string line-ups while goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt, defender Breno and forward Ivica Olic all made their final appearances for Bayern.
Apparently this friendly was arranged as a form of compensation to the Bayern Munich after Arjen Robben himself aggravated an existing injury at the 2010 World Cup after the Bundesliga side had told the Dutch national team not to play the winger. This led to the wide-man being out for several months and as a result this game was scheduled as a financial form of compensation.
In a perfect world Bayern Munich probably hoped that their side would have been cheered by their fans after winning the Champions League in the same stadium, this of course did not occur.