3 German clubs fined for fans lighting fireworks
Three Bundesliga clubs have been fined after their fans lit firecrackers and smoke bombs during separate league and German Cup games this season.
The German football federation said Thursday that Hertha Berlin had been fined ?12,000 ($15,300) after its fans set off smoke bombs during the Bundesliga game at Borussia Dortmund, fireworks in the cup match at Rot-Weiss Essen and fireworks at a league game in Kaiserslautern.
Cologne was fined ?15,000 ($19,100) after supporters lit fireworks during league games in Dortmund and Stuttgart and the German Cup game at Hoffenheim.
Hamburger SV fans set off fireworks in the league game at Hannover and smoke bombs at Mainz, costing their side a ?9,000 ($11,500) fine.
All three clubs agreed to pay.