Arrest warrant issued for violent fan at cup match

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27 October 2006, Stuttgart, Germany (dpa) - A Stuttgart court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected to have injured a linesman with a cup of beer thrown from the stands during a midweek German cup match. Local prosecutors requested the warrant and said the man may have to go to prison as he is currently serving a suspended sentence for another offence. Local news reports said that the suspect has had brushes with the law in the past. He is also rated a violent football fan and has been ban

27 October 2006

Stuttgart, Germany (dpa) - A Stuttgart court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected to have injured a linesman with a cup of beer thrown from the stands during a midweek German cup match.

Local prosecutors requested the warrant and said the man may have to go to prison as he is currently serving a suspended sentence for another offence.

Local news reports said that the suspect has had brushes with the law in the past. He is also rated a violent football fan and has been banned since 1996 from attending games of Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart due to unruly behaviour.

The incident on Wednesday forced the referee to abandon the cup match between third division Stuttgarter Kickers and top flight club Hertha Berlin after 81 minutes.

Hertha were leading 2-0 at the time and were late Thursday officially declared winners of the second round game by the ruling body DFB.

The suspect, identified only as a 38-year-old from Stuttgart, was detained shortly after the match but released again later.

DPA

Subject: German news

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