Chants and no minimum distance: fans of the Erzgebirge Aue despite the “ghost game” in the stadium
During the second division game between Erzgebirge Aue and Fortuna Düsseldorf, volunteer snow clearers not only ensure a playable lawn, but also cheer on the home team during the game. In doing so, they violate the hygiene concept.
The presence of around 30 to 40 spectators at the home game of the second division soccer team FC Erzgebirge Aue against Fortuna Düsseldorf (0: 3) on Saturday called the control committee of the German Football Association (DFB) on the scene. As the chairman of the board, Anton Nachreiner, announced on Sunday, an investigation would be initiated. “ The re is a suspicion that the current hygiene concept ‘sports medicine / special games in professional football’ has been violated,” said the DFB. “Erzgebirge Aue will be written to by us and asked to comment on the processes,” said Nachreiner.
The German Football League (DFL) will also ask Saxony for a statement with a view to the game against Fortuna Düsseldorf and its accompanying circumstances, a DFL spokesman said on Sunday.
DFB sports jurisdiction is responsible
The DFL had announced this approach before the season.
The people were available on call during the game to help clear the pitch immediately if there was more snowfall,” said Voigt.