Borussia Dortmund apologise and promise to ‘talk to police’ as German side condemn supporters who breached Covid-19 rules by celebrating derby win over Schalke outside training ground
- BVB have issued an apology after Covid rules were broken at the training ground
- Fans were seen celebrating the club’s 4-0 triumph over Schalke on Saturday
- Supporters were seen without masks and failing to maintain social distancing
- Dortmund players celebrated with the fans from the bus and filmed the event
Borussia Dortmund have issued an apology after their fans broke Covid-19 rules by storming the training ground on Saturday night.
Around 150-200 fans were filmed celebrating the return of the team bus following the club’s 4-0 triumph over Schalke. The supporters were seen without masks and failing to observe social distancing guidelines.
Dortmund have ‘promised to talk to the police’ to prevent a similar circumstance happening in the future as they claim the actions of their fans will not be ‘tolerated.’
Dortmund have issued an apology after their fans broke Covid-19 rules on Saturday night
Dortmund have also apologised for the fact their players celebrated with the fans – without leaving the bus – and posted the content on social media.
The club released a statement which read: ‘With all the understandable joy of winning the derby, there were public violations of the Coronavirus rules during the team’s return to the training ground last night, which will not be tolerated.
‘Around 150-200 fans cheered the team outside the training ground, some of whom were not wearing masks and observing social distancing guidelines. Players celebrated with the fans – without leaving the bus – and in the exuberance, some even filmed it.
‘We can only apologise and promise to talk to the police and all those involved very soon about how such scenes can be completely ruled out in public in future.’
Around 150-200 fans were filmed celebrating the return of the team bus following the club’s 4-0 triumph over Schalke
The Dortmund players were also filmed singing and cheering from inside the team bus too
The video which was originally posted to Mahmoud Dahoud’s social media account showed hundreds of fans gathering outside of the club’s training ground on Saturday night.
Supporters were seen dancing the street, releasing flares and waving flags as the team bus returned home from the derby.
The fans failed to maintain any form of social distancing as the huddled together to chant and sing in front of the bus.
The Dortmund players – including Mahmoud Dahoud – were filmed cheering their fans on from inside the bus.
The incident took place after Borussia Dortmund crushed Schalke 4-0 in their Ruhr valley derby on Saturday, with two goals from Erling Haaland.
The result saw the club earn their first win in three league matches and gain a sense of confidence in their battle for a top-four finish.
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