The Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and TSG Hoffenheim (1:1) was overshadowed by a firecracker thrown into the outside corner. The match was interrupted between the 57th and 62nd minutes because a spectator needed medical attention after the loud bang.
“We can assume that a firecracker came from our area. For me, this is madness that cannot be expressed in words. Big apologies from TSG,” TSG chief executive Alexander Rosen said, condemning the incident in an interview with Sky.
According to information from Bayerischer Rundfunk, at least three spectators were injured. “The people who are fortunately only slightly injured at the moment are all TSG supporters,” Rosen said, “there appears to be a laceration, explosion trauma.” The Bundesliga club will do « everything possible to ensure we find the suspect ». » assured the 44-year-old man.
According to ‘kicker’, Rosen also reported a conversation with active fans: “They immediately came to me and told me they would find the person. They are strictly against firecrackers – and that’s absolutely true. In fact, we haven’t had this in 16 years.
As Michael Ströll, Managing Director of Augsburg, confirmed to the specialist magazine, “according to the current state of knowledge, […] a suspect from the Hoffenheim block. We have the perpetrator visible in the photos, he was taken away by the police and is currently being questioned.