19.11.2016Bayer 04

Sporting director Rudi Völler: 'We condemn it!'

The incident was the source of discussion before the match. A group of masked individuals threw paint bombs at the RB Leipzig team bus as it stopped at traffic lights on the way to the stadium.
© Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fussball GmbH

Even though fortunately nobody was hurt and the bus was cleaned during the match, so that the team could use it again after the final whistle, the management at Bayer 04 Leverkusen expressed their outrage.

"That was unacceptable. We condemn it," said sporting director Rudi Völler. CEO Michael Schade expressed a similar opinion: "This incident is embarrassing, disrespectful and absolutely unsporting. We apologised immediately to the management of RB Leipzig and offered all our support including the provision of a replacement bus. Thankfully that wasn't required. Such incidents have nothing to do with football and normal fan protests." Bayer 04 will do everything to discover the identity of the masked perpetrators.

© Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fussball GmbH

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