Football clubs may be fined over racist chants

22nd September 2006, Comments 0 comments

22 September 2006, FRANKFURT - The German Football Federation's (DFB) control committee opened disciplinary proceedings Friday against Bundesliga clubs Alemannia Aachen and Borussia Moenchengladbach for "unsporting behaviour". The move comes in the wake of racist chants at the Bundesliga match between the two sides last Saturday, the second incident of fan abuse of players in German football within a week. After looking into a report compiled by match referee Michael Weiner, the DFB control committee calle

22 September 2006

FRANKFURT - The German Football Federation's (DFB) control committee opened disciplinary proceedings Friday against Bundesliga clubs Alemannia Aachen and Borussia Moenchengladbach for "unsporting behaviour".

The move comes in the wake of racist chants at the Bundesliga match between the two sides last Saturday, the second incident of fan abuse of players in German football within a week.

After looking into a report compiled by match referee Michael Weiner, the DFB control committee called for home side Aachen to be fined 75,000 euros and Gladbach 25,000.

Gladbach's Kaha and Moses Sichone of Aachen were verbally abused by spectators during the match and the DFB on Friday sent a letter requesting an explanation from Aachen.

Whether the club will be asked to also make an appearance before the DFB's sport court will be decided over the coming week.

Last week, the DFB's sports court fined second-division Hansa Rostock 20,000 euros (about 25,000 dollars) following abuse of German striker Gerald Asamoah during a cup match.

On Thursday, Hansa handed down nationwide stadium bans to two people until 2009 after receiving information from fans. The ban is to be enforced with the help of the DFB.

DPA

Subject: German news

0 Comments To This Article