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Tram under fire: support for the 1860 fans does not remain peaceful

2021-05-18T23:16:47.223Z

The Munich police draw a positive balance after the derby. With 200 emergency services, the officers were “in control of the situation at all times”. 



The Munich police draw a positive balance after the derby.

With 200 emergency services, the officers were “in control of the situation at all times”. 

Munich - penultimate matchday in the 3rd league, city derby 1860 against Bayern II, for both teams it's about everything.

The lions fight for promotion, the little Bavarians against relegation.

It is hardly surprising that police press spokesman Damian Kania reported "unexpectedly nodding scenes" during the game after the 2-2 draw.

Even before the kick-off, around 850 lion supporters insisted on accompanying their team loudly on the short way from the training area to the Grünwalder Stadium.

Here everything remained peaceful, so Kania, only towards the end of the game there was “a commotion and crush in front of the stadium”, whereby pyro technology was also used, “which we simply cannot accept”. 

TSV 1860 against FC Bayern II: tram shooter caught - police draw a positive conclusion

Especially since a tram was shot at, which was damaged in the process and could not continue its journey.

The perpetrator was arrested, so that in the end Kania was “satisfied with the operation” and “there were no major incidents”.

With five advertisements and four arrests, the balance sheet is indeed clear for such an explosive city duel.

The strict adherence to the still valid Corona rules could not be taken into account, "our priority was to avert danger," explains Kania.

The fact that it remained largely peaceful was mainly due to the fact that although some Bayern fans had gathered in the city center, there was no direct encounter at the stadium, "so it was not necessary to separate the groups".

Nevertheless, the emergency services were relieved when the two team buses had made their way home and overall there had been no serious incidents.

TSV 1860 against FC Bayern II: "We were well prepared" - police with 200 forces at the derby

In the stadium itself, only one or two battle chants could be heard from Grünwalder Strasse during the game, and shortly after the restart, a short fireworks display was held there.

With a massive contingent of around 200 emergency services, the police had shown their presence, "we were well prepared," says Kania, "and always in control of the situation". 

The afternoon didn't feel like a ghost game, but even Kania confessed to the fans with a smile that “we hadn't seen each other for a long time” and that some of them therefore “had a certain amount of catching up to do”.

(MATTHIAS HORNER)

Source: merkur

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