Borussia Dortmund says it has banned fans who displayed a homophobic banner at a Bundesliga game.
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The club spoke with the ”Ultra” group responsible for the banner to identify the individuals involved during Dortmund’s 1-0 win at home over Werder Bremen on March 17.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says, ”In these discussions we made it very clear that Borussia Dortmund is for tolerance, openness and respectful behavior toward everyone. We condemn violence and racism.”
The three-year ban was the maximum punishment. Other fans forced the individuals to withdraw the banner.
Dortmund said the group responsible publicly apologized for the incident.