BVB fans in focus: Sports court negotiates Causa Hopp

Dietmar Hopp in the crosshairs, Dozens of injured people in Dortmund, illegal fireworks in Wiesbaden, a warning shot in Rostock: The crimes of football chaotics are taking on a threatening scale.

On Friday the DFB Sports Court will first deal with the attacks against the majority owner of the TSG Hoffenheim –it is the start “I wish there was no need for such negotiations,” said TSG coach Julian Nagelsmann. “I have often said that such a thing is not tolerable, regardless of the person Dietmar Hopp,”no matter, whether in the stadium or outside. I can’t walk around the city with the image of a passerby in the crosshairs, and then I can’t walk in the stadium.”

Hopp was during the TSG game against Borussia Dortmund on 22. September (1:1) from the BVB block was massively insulted. The low point was a huge banner on which the face of the 78-year-old was visible in a red cross of threads. The TSG executives spoke of a murder call against the former patron, who has been attacked for years in various stages.

“They must now have the courage to go through. I hope so. If not, I do not know where German football is going,”Hopp, who had also announced criminal charges, said with a view to the”picture”trial. The BVB fans for whom the club is responsible are repeat offenders. The Dortmund South Tribune had already been closed in a similar case in February 2017.

Hans-Joachim Watzke talks about possible points deduction for the BVB

Collective punishments are not currently requested by the German Football Federation’s Control Committee. The DFB Bureau, which meets on 7th. In December, once again dealing with the subject, wants to be understood as a sign to the angry fans. The question is, however, whether the (independent) sports court, in view of the massive sins of the past few weeks, is still surrounded by blockades and ghost games.

“What are they going to do?” BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke in ZDF asked: “Now that it’s a little exciting in the Bundesliga, should they deduct points from us? I can’t believe it. This is not a solution.”The individual perpetrators, however,”we have to answer with all our might.” But they have long since ceased to be individual offenders.

The BVB’s 2:2 against Hertha BSC had seen violence at the weekend. After a police intervention, several Hertha supporters fight with the police, there were 45 injured people.

Around the trophy game of the first. FC Nuremberg near Hansa Rostock (4:2 i.E.) had given 330 Nuremberg fans violent confrontations with around 50 Hansa supporters. The police issued a warning shot. In Wiesbaden the fans of the Hamburg SV burned down massively pyrotechnics. The game that Hamburg 3:0 won was just before the break down.