Ballack fined for insulting rival fans

BY foxsports • April 1, 2011

The German football federation has fined Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Michael Ballack for taking part in a chant insulting fans of FC Cologne after a recent Bundesliga match.

Ballack is still officially Germany captain although he has not played for the national team in a year because of injury.

Ballack had climbed a pitchside fence in front of his home fans after a game against Schalke on March 20 and sang a verse of a song insulting the fans of Bundesliga rivals Cologne.

Ballack later apologized.

He was fined ?8,000 ($11,365).

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