Fans in Münster are making their mark
The third division game between Münster and Würzburg leads to a racist insult in the stands. Fans and club react immediately.
MUENSTER dpa | Fans of the founding member of the Bundesliga, Preussen Münster, reacted to a racism incident with a remarkable campaign and loud “Nazis out” calls. In the final phase of the third division game against the Würzburg kickers on Friday evening (0-0), a man in the stands insulted the guest professional Leroy Kwadwo and made monkey noises in his direction. After the club was given, other fans then pointed to the viewer so that it could be located by law enforcement officers. In addition, numerous fans shouted “Nazis out,” as the club announced.
A police spokesman confirmed this mirror the insults. The man was detained in front of the stadium and taken to the presidium. Accordingly, a complaint against sedition should be made against the man. Again mirror keep writing, according to the police, the man also said to Kwadwo: “Go back to your hole.”
In photos on the Prussia club side can be seenthat the 23-year-old defender alerted FIFA referee Katrin Rafalski to the incident and pointed towards the stands. “Something like that doesn't belong in the stadium. I didn't think something like that would ever happen to me, ”Kwadwo said Westphalian news quoted and thanked for the reaction of the fans.
Most recently there was a racism incident in the DFB Cup match between FC Schalke 04 and Hertha BSC. On February 4, Schalke fans insulted Hertha professional Jordan Torunarigha. Schalke was fined € 50,000.
“We clearly distance ourselves”
In Münster, the hosts apologized to Kwadwo and the guests from Würzburg. “It is not something that belongs on the soccer field and certainly not in our stadium. We don't want and need people like that here. We clearly distance ourselves from such statements, ”said club president Christoph Strässer.
The Würzburgers emphasized the reaction of the spectators and the club. “Nowhere has that lost anything, we as an association don't tolerate that and nobody in Germany should tolerate something like that. We say thank you to the audience what the reaction was, ”said Kickers coach Michael Schiele at the press conference.
The Würzburg captain Sebastian Schuppan was “shocked”. “Again monkey sounds came from the ranks. But unlike many previous situations, the stadium responded very well. The police arrested him and I hope he can never go to a football game again ”, tweeted the 33-year-old veteran,