Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart has been fined 249,000 euros by the DFB sports court for two cases of unsportsmanlike behavior by its supporters. As the DFB announced on Monday, Bundesliga promoted 1. FC Heidenheim was also fined 5,100 euros. Both clubs agreed to the verdicts, which are now legally binding.
Before and during the Bundesliga game against Bayern Munich on March 4 (1-2), Stuttgart supporters detonated a total of 85 pyrotechnic objects. In the DFB Cup game at 1. FC Nuremberg (1-0) on April 5, there were another 164. Together with the penalty for the two most recent offenses, the amounts paid by VfB for the use of pyrotechnics increased in the past season more than 300,000 euros.
Heidenheim’s penalty stems from burning six Bengal fires and throwing a pyrotechnic object in the second division game on April 8 against FC St. Pauli (0-1).
As usual, the clubs can use around a third of the penalty imposed for security or infrastructure measures.