Unique protest by spectators in football match, tennis balls and chocolate coins thrown on the field
The anger of the spectators has not subsided yet regarding the new investment plan made by the Bundesliga, Germany's biggest football league, in December 2023. Its effect was also seen in the match played between Borussia Dortmund and FC Freiburg.
The anger of the spectators has not subsided yet regarding the new investment plan made by the Bundesliga, Germany's biggest football league, in December 2023. Its effect was also seen in the match played between Borussia Dortmund and FC Freiburg on Friday night. In the first half of the match, spectators started throwing tennis balls and gold coin-sized chocolates on the field. It seemed as if it had rained chocolate on the entire field. Due to this, the match was interrupted for a long time. The special thing is that the protesting spectators belonged to both the teams playing the match.
This match started very peacefully. But in the 37th minute of the match, the spectators suddenly started protesting and throwing a large number of chocolates made in the shape of tennis balls and gold coins on the field. Due to this the referee had to decide to stop the match immediately. Due to this, the game was interrupted for about ten minutes. Finally, when the matter calmed down, the match was restarted.
Donyell Malen, on the other hand, was Dortmund's team hero, scoring twice in the 16th and 45th minutes. In the 87th minute, Niklas Fulkarg scored a goal for the side. With 40 points from 11 wins in 21 games, the squad is in fourth place. Freiburg was facing its third straight loss at the same time. They have lost nine of their 21 games and are in seventh place with 28 points.
In actuality, the German Football League (DFL) chose, with the Bundesliga clubs' consent, to sell a portion of its media rights to outside investors in December 2023. This calls for selling a portion of media rights to outside investors for an estimated Rs 89 thousand crore. DFL says that the investors to whom media rights will be sold will invest in the league and will benefit greatly from it. Investors will invest capital in this league.
Bundesliga fans do not like DFL's new investment plan. German fans are strongly opposed to any outside commercial influence in the Bundesliga. For this reason, they are expressing their protest in different ways in many league matches.