Protests over-shadow Bayern’s 6 goal victory at Hoffenheim

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Bayern Munich’s 6-0 win at Hoffenheim was overshadowed by fan protests in the away end, prompting the players to see out the final 13 minutes by passing the ball between them.

An abusive banner targeting Hoffenheim’s billionaire owner Dietmar Hopp saw the referee stop the match as Bayern’s players, flanked by manager Hansi Flick, ran over to remonstrate with the supporters. However, Eurosport reports that the unrest did not dissipate and both teams were ordered down the tunnel.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich

The game eventually resumed after a 20-minute stoppage, with extraordinary scenes unfolding as the players ran down the clock without any hint of playing properly Both goalkeepers stood near the centre circle as the players passed and chatted their way towards the full-time whistle. After the match, the teams and staff gathered on the pitch to salute Hopp, who received a rapturous ovation from the home fans.

Via Eurosport 


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