DFB to rule on Hertha relegation match appeal
The German football federation says it will rule on Friday on
Hertha Berlin’s appeal against the result of a relegation match
that saw the team demoted from the Bundesliga.
Hertha drew with second-division club Fortuna Duesseldorf 2-2 on
Tuesday after chaotic scenes which forced the referee to halt the
game three times.
The capital’s only top-division club appealed the result
claiming a pitch invasion two minutes from the end prevented
players from scoring the winning goal and staying in the
Meanwhile, Duesseldorf police said on Friday that match referee
Wolfgang Stark has filed a criminal complaint against a player for
assaulting him off the pitch.
Police spokesman Markus Niesczery declined to say which player
or team was involved.