When the news came in, that was little consolation for the men in charge at SE Freising.
- The current game operations will - with the exception of the regional league - be put into the winter break with immediate effect.
As a justification, the BFV gives the politically proclaimed epidemic situation.
For Eintracht the grist is on the mill - and indirectly a confirmation for trainer Alex Plabst.
In the run-up to the catch-up game against Grünwald, he had already predicted that the next match would not take place at all, and the Lerchenfelder see their recent actions confirmed, especially with regard to the cancellation against SV Erlbach.
"I was already expecting it," Plabst only nods, "it suits us now."
The Lerchenfeldern is also given the opportunity to take an early break because it basically confirms what they had implied with their rejection of Erlbach.
Health protection comes before the maintenance of the game, even in an amateur class like the national league.
The matter has long been decided by the sports court, the table leader from Erlbach was awarded the three points without a fight.
Declaration to the sports court
Nevertheless, the Eintracht bosses sent a statement to the sports court this week to straighten out a few things. It says: “The decision of the sports court is legally comprehensible.” What it was all about, however, was to point out the no longer up-to-date paragraph 94 of the game rules, according to which a team must compete when 13 healthy players are available. "Basically, it shows that gaming takes priority over health," says Freising's coach. That is why the yellow-blacks still see themselves in the right. "Morally it was justified not to compete in this situation," the club continues. At least one actor was demonstrably tested positive at that time, own actors and those of the opponent should be protected.
The Freising kickers see the attitude of SV Erlbach as grossly unsportsmanlike.
"Two players in particular could easily have made a decision in the interests of fairness," grumbles Plabst.
For the SEF, the matter is off the table, little consolation remains, because the association, so we hear, has long been thinking about changing the 94 paragraph.
“I have information that this will happen,” said Plabst.
"We want nothing more than to play all the upcoming games in good health," the SEF wrote in its statement.
At least this wish has been fulfilled for the lark fields.
Until spring 2022, there will be no competitive games for Bavaria's kickers.