The DFB Aues banned Clemens Fandrich for seven months because he is said to have consciously spat on the assistant referee. Emphasis on should …
With this verdict, I actually stopped spitting. Instead of meaningful evidence such as TV pictures, there was only one statement against one statement. And the principle that in case of doubt the defendant is to be judged does not seem to apply to the DFB.
Especially since even the statement of Shiri “victim” Roman Potemkin supports the assumption that it was “only” about Fandrich’s wet pronunciation during violent complaints and complaints.
Mind you: Anyone who spits on someone on purpose – which is one of the most disgusting of all – should be taken out of circulation for a long time. But only if there is clear evidence. And there is no such thing in the Fandrich case.
Another case in which one wishes that the sports jurisdiction would be caught by an ordinary court. Whereby it often takes your breath away.
The BGH ruling that the DFB penalty against Jena (25,000 euros for pyro-igniting fans) is legal because it helps to prevent possible future offenses, also seems to come from a parallel world …
Back to real life: St. Pauli’s ascent march was interrupted by the Corona-Aus von Sandhausen, but should continue after the international break. Even if pessimists fear that the game failure plus the break Pauli will take the momentum.
It won’t get exciting until February / March anyway:
The end of the season is slowly in sight, goals become tangible – and the players’ minds, which have not been stressed so far, start to work.
Maybe one or the other club will spit its own in the soup.