Football's our religion . . . Bavarian nuns show their support for Bayern Munich

Eleven nuns from a Bavarian monastery were the special guests of Bayern Munich on Saturday for their Bundesliga clash against Schalke 04.

Nuns who support Bayern Munich

Praying for a goal feast: Nuns from a local Bavarian monestary arrive to support Bayern Munich

The nuns were given the star treatment at the Allianz Arena before kick-off as they tried out the seats in the home dug-out.

Nuns who support Bayern Munich

Sister act: The nuns sit on the Bayern Munich team bench ahead of the clash

Unfortunately for the nuns, the home side failed to come up with a divine display for them as they had Frank Ribery sent off in a 1-0 defeat.

Nuns who support Bayern Munich

Fan worship: the nuns with Bayern general manager Uli Hoeness

They won't want to make a habit of going to watch their local team if they keep losing like this . . . not that a single-goal defeat will make them cross.

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