The third division game between MSV Duisburg and VfL Osnabrück was interrupted on Sunday in the 33rd minute by referee Nicolas Winter (Freckenfeld) when the score was 0-0 and then canceled. The reason was a racist remark from the ranks.
The referee first sent both teams into the dressing room. The hostilities were apparently against VfL attacker Aaron Opoku.
“The game was rightly interrupted,” said Duisburg’s press spokesman Martin Haltermann MagentaSport: “The so-called fan has been identified and is now being brought out.”
The MSV apologizes for the incident, “this is a no-go”. Both sporting directors are in discussion with the referee about how to proceed. Then the decision was made to abandon the game altogether.
While the crews were in the dressing room, many of the spectators chanted “Nazis out!” in the arena. The stadium control had the anti-fascism song “Schrei nach Liebe” from the band Die Ärzte play.
Magdeburg extends table leadership
1. FC Magdeburg has meanwhile extended its table lead at the beginning of the second half of the season. FCM prevailed 3-0 (2-0) in the top game against Waldhof Mannheim. In the past six games without a defeat, there have been five wins for Magdeburg.
Florian Kath (11th) scored the 1-0 for the team of coach Christian Titz, who now have 44 points on the account. Baris Atik (32nd) added one in half, Jan-Luca Schuler (66th) scored for the final score.
Guest player Marco Höger saw the yellow-red card for repeated foul play (69th). He was followed by his teammate Adrien Lebeau for repeated foul play (86th) with a traffic light card. Second place is taken by Eintracht Braunschweig (36 points).