Well, I can think of one reason why he might be doing that.They even aim to allow amateur matches as of May 30th (at least in NRW), it really puts all the hysterics and outrage about Bundesliga starting two weeks before that into perspective. Don't get me wrong I think enforcing strict hygiene guidelines is a good thing and in some aspects they could even be doing more, but it seems like everywhere else caution is being thrown out the window. Delving into politics - Laschet in particular seems incredibly reckless to me, save for the city states his state is by far the most densely populated, the Ruhr Area, Cologne and Düsseldorf (adding up to around 7 million people) are all connected by one regional train line that's usually absolutely bursting with commuters every morning and afternoon. I don't understand how he can be at the forefront of loosening restrictions, sitting on that kind of tinder box.
That aside, I'm onboard with most of the loosenings. It was just no longer possible to justify keeping restaurants and beer gardens shut for example. What does worry me however, is the speed at which we seem to abandon social distancing in certain areas. It doesn't make much sense to me to allow demonstrations of 10,000 people under the banner of freedom of assembly. In light of that in particular, not allowing 22 people to play football with all the hygienic protocols in place would not be proportionate anymore, you are absolutely right.