Although the number of pyrotechnic incidents has increased significantly since the lifting of restrictions on spectators following the corona pandemic, the DFB considers the exclusion of spectators in the future only as a “last resort” for the control committee and the sports court system.
“Of course, the main goal of the DFB is to prevent people from getting hurt in football stadiums. However, the DFB’s sports jurisdiction alone cannot solve the problem posed by the dangers associated with the use of pyrotechnics,” said Thomas Bergmann, Vice President of the DFB. President for Legal Affairs. Rather, “a dialogue must be re-opened with all parties involved, such as fan representatives, DFL and club representatives, as well as the police, in order to prevent further escalation in stadiums.”
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