Babelsberg v Energie Cottbus match halted twice by fan trouble

Friday’s Regionalliga Nordost match between Babelsberg and Energie Cottbus was halted twice because of fan trouble.

The ref was forced to stop the game in the 27th minute after a few masked Energie Cottbus fans broke onto the pitch to confront Babelsberg fans.

Unfortunately for the pitch invaders, their plan were thwarted. Cops and stewards quickly stepped in and prevented a possible clash.

Following a ten-minute suspension, the referee restarted the game.

Trouble also broke out early in the second half as flares and firecrackers were thrown towards Babelsberg fans from the away end. Moreover, several Energie Cottbus fans attempted again to get onto the pitch but they were prevented from doing so by cops.

The ref halted the match for a second time and fifteen minutes later restarted proceedings.

In total, nineteen arrests were made inside the stadium.


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