Regardless of possible official sanctions for throwing the beer mug, Bundesliga club VfL Bochum has already presented a catalog of measures. For the upcoming home game on Sunday (3.30 p.m.) against Bayer Leverkusen, additional video technology is to be installed, with which potential perpetrators could be identified better and faster.
After intensive discussion and consideration of all perspectives that were brought in, the decision was made not to impose a complete ban on cups in the stands as a kind of collective punishment. This was announced by VfL on Wednesday. However, the club emphasized “that in future any recognizable misconduct will be consistently pursued and reported to the stadium ban commission”.
The club will communicate information about the home game against Leverkusen that goes into more detail on the points “fan culture, civil courage, respectful interaction”.
During the Bundesliga game between Bochum and Borussia Mönchengladbach in mid-March, assistant referee Christian Gittelmann was hit in the head by a beer mug. The canceled encounter has now been scored 2-0 for Gladbach. The DFB sports court will decide on sanctions for Bochum at a later date.
Last Thursday, the public prosecutor’s office brought charges against a 38-year-old suspect for dangerous bodily harm.