Status: 02/21/2020 3:38 p.m..
As reported in advance by the Sportschau and the “Ruhr Nachrichten”, the DFB sports court suspended probation for Dortmund fans in Hoffenheim. With the revocation, after a DFB report on Friday (February 21, 2020), the judgment imposed on November 2, 2018 comes into force.
After that, fans of Borussia Dortmund have to stay outside in all national competitive games of the seasons 2019/20 to 2021/22 in the Hoffenheim Arena. Since the two clubs have already played in Sinsheim this season and were eliminated in the DFB Cup, the verdict will only affect the next two seasons *. For possible matches at international level, UEFA can decide whether to accept the judgment.
In addition, BVB has to pay a fine of 50,000 euros and compensate Hoffenheim for the expected loss of ticket revenue. The revocation was “inevitable”, judged Hans E. Lorenz as chairman of the DFB sports court. Dortmund recognized that.
Exclusion should remain the exception.
“Today’s judgment is not a departure from the line practiced in recent years to punish unsportsmanlike conduct by viewers with fines. The exclusion of viewers remains an option for serious exceptional cases in which a fine would be inappropriate,” added Lorenz.
Despite his probation, BVB fans once again insulted Hopp with posters, banners and chants during the guest performance on December http://news-today.fun/this-number-the-pornhub-has-this-66-254-etc-what/ 20, 2019.
Difficult relationship for years.
The relationship between parts of the Dortmund fans and Hopp has been very difficult for years. Again and again there was strong criticism of Hopp from the supporters of BVB, also below the belt. There was a banner that showed Hopp’s face in the crosshairs.
After another incident occurred on September 22, 2018 at a BVB game in Sinsheim, the DFB imposed the ban on spectators for three years on probation as well as the fine and various other conditions.
“Never again Hoffenheim”
At the game in Sinsheim on December 20, 2019, it quickly became apparent that Dortmund fans wanted to provoke the suspension of probation that followed. Again posters were shown directed against Hopp. “Never again Hoffenheim”, it rang out from the guest block.
* Editor’s note: In the first version of the text we spoke of an exclusion in the “next three years”. That was inaccurate: although the suspension lasts for three seasons, it will come into effect on the date of the original ruling from late 2018. We have revised this point.