The threatening posters against football professionals of 1. FC Nurnberg caused great dismay at the second division.
“It’s crazy what world we now live in, what you have to do when you’re in public,” said coach Jens Keller after the 0-3 home loss to Hannover 96. “It is unfortunate that we are like this have come a long way. »
After the game, the “Club” announced that in the morning there were stickers in DIN-A-4 size around the Max Morlock Stadium and the training area with clear threats against two named FCN players. The club immediately called in the police to investigate.
One of the posters later appeared on the Internet, and several media also reported on the content. When will the club finally separate “from anti-soccer players” such as Lukas Muhl, Hanno Behrens and so on, it said. The hostility culminates in the final sentence: “Must there be a second Escobar case?” This alluded to the murder of the Colombian international Andres Escobar after an own goal at the 1994 World Cup in the USA.
The players concerned had been informed before the game, the «Club» reported. Captain Behrens ran up against Hannover, defender Muhl was missing due to an injury. “This is a case that crosses borders,” said Nuremberg’s sports director Robert Palikuca. He spoke of “very clear threats” and described the action of the person or persons responsible as “disgusting and tasteless”. Palikuca called them “idiots”.
It had been “without alternative” to involve the police. The association had given no information about the wording on the posters for “tactical reasons”.
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