Before the Bundesliga kick-off between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Bayern Munich, most of the spectators in the stadium whistled the German national anthem.
The tradition, which has existed since the summer fairy tale at the 2006 World Cup, was honored by singer Carolin Niemczyk. She is one half of the electro pop duo Glass Bead Game.
However, that was not well received by the spectators in the stadium. During the anthem, they started a whistling concert in Frankfurt’s Deutsche Bank Park that could not be overheard, and at times the singing could no longer be heard at all. Possibly another criticism of the eventization of German football.
In the past, several artists have been exposed to the displeasure of fans at major events. For example Helene Fischer during her half-time appearance in the 2017 DFB Cup final.
After Germany’s national anthem, the stadium was still quiet when there was a minute’s silence in honor of Eintracht legend Hans Wilbacher.
FC Bayern: Flitzer causes excitement
There was also a streaker incident at half-time. From the Munich curve, a Bayern fan allegedly ran halfway across the pitch before being brought down by several stewards. Shortly thereafter, numerous Eintracht supporters rushed to the gang behind the goal, which Kevin Trapp had guarded for the first 45 minutes, and got involved. Some of them also entered the square. The situation then quickly resolved itself.
Bayern had already led 5-0 at the break. Here is the live ticker.