The game between "Iron" and Hertha BSC in the Alte Försterei threatens a bad ending – until the hosts' players light up. After the game, the coaches comment on the incidents.
After the first Bundesliga Derby in Berlin, fans of both teams provided unpleasant scenes in the stadium. Fans of the Hertha fired on the lawn and on the opponent's block Saturday after the 1-0 rocket defeat. Union players around goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz once again prevented an attack in the square.
Unions Sebastian Polter (m.) Among the supporters of the hooded Union. (Source: imago images)
Supporters of the Masked Union had climbed over the fence and were running towards the camp. The professionals of the Union eventually rejected them and prevented a further escalation. "It is clear that our hooded fans have been excluded by us players," said union striker Sebastian Polter. We want to do little damage to our club. We are always completely a unit, so as players we have a duty to prevent fans from doing something stupid. "
"It has nothing to do with football"
The match at the Alte Försterei stadium, which sold out with 22,012 spectators, had been interrupted for several minutes after many Pyro torches had been burned in both fan blocks and several rockets lit by Hertha's fan field in the second half.
"I understand the emotions, but this goes beyond the borders," said Hertha coach Ante Covic in "The Sky" about the riots: "Tonight was not our game, it was a lot of pressure on the players, so we were inhibited ". His counterpart Urs Fischer declared after the meeting over the rockets: "I saw and tried to dodge it, but everyone remained calm, everything took place in a silent exchange and the referee he did his part to make it happen without expired incidents. "The Hertha defender Maximilian Mittelstädt spoke clearly:" This has nothing to do with football. "