Retrieved 09 May 2020, 05:14 IST
Freddie Bobick, sports director at Eintracht Frankfurt, warned his team fans not to show up when the Bundesliga games resume – or to spend their side points.
It was announced this week that the Bundesliga will resume its season behind closed doors on 16 May amid the coronavirus epidemic.
Intracht Frankfurt, in twelfth place on the table, will return home to Borussia Monchengladbach on May 16.
Bobby, however, urged fans to avoid gathering outside the stadium, or their team would be punished.
“We talked a lot with our own fans in Frankfurt and said, ‘Listen, don’t show up at the stadium. If you show up at the stadium, we’ll lose this game because the rules are so strict.’ If they show up, the result goes to the team, ”he told ESPN.
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“[The fans] Smart though. They have followed the rules in recent weeks, they have done a lot for the community, especially for the elderly. So we are confident, we are communicating well with the fan groups and the signal received from the fans is very positive that they will not be displayed in the stadium.
“It’s the right thing to do. It’s not allowed. We’ve reopened a lot of things, but it’s not allowed. The big teams don’t show up at the stadium. It’s of no use.”
Itrakt Frankfurt Fortuna Dusseldorf six points clear, who sat in the relegation play-off spot.
They lost three Bundesliga games in a row before the season was suspended in March.