Once again, protests by fans against the planned entry of an investor into the DFL caused game interruptions.
Even an abortion was possible. Before the start of the second half of Hamburger SV’s second division game against Hannover 96 on Friday evening, some supporters from HSV’s north curve managed to lock heavy bicycle locks on the posts of a goal. The locks could only be removed using a power cutter. Objects also flew onto the field.
A few minutes after referee Sören Storks kicked off the game for the second half and Dennis Hadzikadunic (47th minute) scored the goal for HSV to make it 2-3, the game had to be interrupted again. In the block of 96 supporters, banners could be seen with the inscriptions “CVC & Blackstone puppets of Saudi Arabia’s sportswashing”, “Consistent action in the face of personified threats of violence” and “Play interruption now”.
Three portraits were also shown, each with a crosshair, including the head of 96 boss Martin Kind. After neither 96 captain Ron Robert Zieler, coach Stefan Leitl and the entire Hanover team achieved anything with the fans, referee Storks asked the players into the dressing rooms. The 96 fans then removed the banners. The referee announced via the stadium announcer that he would cancel the game if further actions followed.
After a break of over 25 minutes, referee Storks restarted the game.
Wiesbaden – Nuremberg and Dortmund – Freiburg are also interrupted
The parallel second division game between SV Wehen Wiesbaden and 1. FC Nürnberg as well as the evening game in the first division between Borussia Dortmund and SC Freiburg were also interrupted by fan protests.