gpolit.com
gpolit.com May 23, 2018


Monday night blues. German fan fury triggers protests at Eintracht Frankfurt

23 February 2018, 01:41 | Kenneth Drake

Liverpool-bound midfielder Naby Keita sparks 22-man brawl during RB Leipzig's loss to Eintracht Frankfurt

KP Boateng Scores Stunning Goal As Eintracht Frankfurt Hummer RB Leipzig

The game remained opened though and although Leipzig lost Keita to what appeared to be a hamstring injury, Ralph Hasenhüttl threw Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner into the action, but neither were able to turn the tide as Frankfurt held on for a significant win in their quest for Champions League football.

Having started the weekend in second, Leipzig dropped to fifth.

If Monday night football is to become a regular thing in the Bundesliga, then future games will have trouble living up to the drama and sheer entertainment that this game served up.

The match was the first of five Monday night games scheduled to be played in the Bundesliga this season, a decision which has angered supporters.

"As a Bundesliga club, we have to accept this and be able to deal with protest culture", Frankfurt board member Axel Hellmann had told regional television station Hessische Rundfunk in the build-up to the match.

Kickoff was delayed for six minutes and the game began to a cacophony of whistles from the home supporters.

Jean-Kevin Augustin gave Leipzig a 13th minute lead after they threaded their way through the Frankfurt defence with a slick passing move, but the hosts hit back with two goals in five minutes.

The whistling finally subsided in the 22nd when Chandler equalized, poking the ball home from close range after a corner, four minutes before Ante Rebic set up Boateng to complete the turnaround.

Within the fractious atmosphere one fan even died of a heart attack, according to Associated Press.

"It is obviously not a normal evening, but everything unfolded peacefully", injured Frankfurt forward Alex Meier told Eurosport.

The second half was also delayed as Frankfurt fans launched toilet paper and tennis balls onto the pitch.



Other News

Trending Now

Freezing Rain Possible Late Tonight Through Tuesday Morning
Tuesday night the wind increases from the northwest at 10-20 miles per hour under a mostly cloudy sky. After midnight, heavier bands of rain will move across the region and continue into tomorrow morning.

Sports court identifies Russian Olympic curler in doping case
A source close to the matter said the case involves meldonium, which increases endurance and helps recovery. All those tests had been negative. "And I feel bad, because it could be his coach giving him something.

Auburn's Anfernee McLemore suffers ankle injury, helped off court
McLemore will fly back with the team Saturday night and is expected to have surgery on his ankle Sunday morning. Doctors said I dislocated my ankle, fractured my tibia, and will need surgery for some torn ligaments.

Chandra Babu Is My Hero Says Kamal
Actor Kamal Haasan launched his political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam , or People's Justice Front, in Madurai on Wednesday night. She said while anyone can float a political party, Tamil Nadu is not in a situation where only Kamal can save it.

Snapchat: 'We Completely Understand' the Redesign Hate
During a conference speech last week, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel essentially said "get used it", when discussing the update. Next, they should select the sticker icon, it's the one that looks like a sticky note with one corner peeling up.

Kratom Linked to Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak
Some consumers have hailed the drug as a "natural" pain remedy, but some medical experts say it can be unsafe , even deadly. In 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried but failed to classify the plant as a Schedule I Controlled Substance.

Amazon Offering Cash Back to Customers Who Shop at Whole Foods
Amazon is leaving no stone unturned to rake in more Prime members, and channel those towards Whole Foods and vice versa. You don't have to be a Prime member to be approved for Amazon's Rewards Visa, but it pays if you are.

Church Shooting in Russia's Dagestan Leaves Five Women Dead
It is also exactly a month before Russia's elections on March 18 which sitting president Vladmir Putin is nearly certain to win. All of the victims had gunshot wounds, and one of the injured women had her arm cut off Sunday, the news agency reported .

Boston Red Sox prospect watch
The Boston Red Sox have made a decision to add a powerful bat after hitting an American League-low 168 home runs last season. In his career, Martinez owns a slash line of.285/.342/.514 with 152 home runs, 476 RBI, 391 runs and a 13.7 bWAR.

OH seventh-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school
Jackson Township middle school and high school students were dismissed for the day after the boy shot himself around 7:50 a.m. Students reportedly had to undergo searches of their backpacks and lockers before the school released them to their parents.