▷ Game abandoned at MSV Duisburg: Police see no racist incident

19.01.2022 – 18:45

Neue Ruhr Zeitung / Neue Rhein Zeitung

Duisburg (ots)

The police investigation after the game between MSV Duisburg and VfL Osnabrück was abandoned has now been completed. According to the police, these results do not confirm that the accused spectator made a racist remark towards the dark-skinned Osnabrück player Aaron Opoku at the home game of the two third division football teams on December 19. A spokesman for the Duisburg police said on Wednesday the NRZ/WAZ sports editors (Thursday edition).

The first game of the second half of the season was interrupted by referee Nicolas Winter in the 33rd minute when the score was 0-0 shortly before Christmas due to the suspected racist incident. After that, VfL Osnabrück was unable to continue the game. It was the first time that a game in German professional football was canceled because of an alleged racist statement.

The DFB has decided to repeat the match on February 2nd at 7pm in the Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena in Duisburg. The investigative authorities have now handed over the file to the public prosecutor’s office. This was announced by the police press office on Wednesday. The public prosecutor’s office will decide how to proceed in the case.

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