The German Football League (DFL) imposed a fine on the Bundesliga club on Monday for violating “the medical-hygienic concept of the Sports Medicine / Special Game Operation Task Force”. BVB announced that it would accept the fine of 75,000 euros. “Borussia Dortmund had already apologized for the behavior of some players sitting in the bus and fans celebrating in front of the training area on Sunday morning,” wrote the club.
On publicly distributed videos and photos it was “clearly visible” that BVB players celebrated the derby victory on Saturday evening in the team bus without distance and without mouth and nose protection and that numerous supporters of the club cheered the team on their return, the league association said.
Watzke apologizes for incidents
BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke had previously apologized. In an interview with Sport1, he said: “We will work through the case and work with the police and everyone involved to ensure that something like this does not happen again. As Borussia Dortmund, we have a great responsibility. We sincerely apologize for this.”
The implementation of all games must take into account and Compliance with the currently valid medical-hygienic concept takes place, including the arrival and departure. ”
The concept forms the basis for current game operations in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 amid the corona pandemic and is anchored in the league statute.