Schalke, Dortmund condemn weekend violence
Bitter German rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke have issued a
joint condemnation of rioting before this past weekend’s Bundesliga
match between the clubs.
About 200 people were detained following the violence ahead of
Saturday’s derby between defending champion Dortmund and local
The clubs said in a joint statement Monday that the a few
hundred violent supporters ”abused” the match and ”knowingly
endangered the safety of the overwhelmingly peaceful majority of
fans and the security forces.”
The two clubs say they will analyze the weekend’s events along
with police. Schalke security chief Volker Fuerderer says they have
a ”responsibility to consider new conceptual approaches.”
Schalke won the match in Dortmund 2-1.