It could have been an exciting football afternoon between Türkgücü Munich and the FC Bayern amateurs. But a poster causes unrest and even the police intervene. And there is criticism of the deployment.
Munich (dpa / lby) - After a police operation in a regional league game between Türkgücü Munich and amateurs from FC Bayern, it is now the turn of the criminal police. She investigates for bodily harm, breach of the peace and property damage. The Munich police headquarters did not provide any information on the number of suspects on Monday. The operation was about a banner with the inscription "FC Bayern Fan Club Kurdistan" that fans of FC Bayern had unfurled. It had caused a great deal of concern among the Turkish fans of the home team and should therefore be secured.
The Greens in the Bavarian state parliament are critical: "After talking to those affected and looking at the videos circulating on the Internet, the police operation with a total of 19 injuries seems completely disproportionate and excessively harsh," said sports policy spokesman Max Deisenhofer. You will push for clarification of the events. On social media, users write about police violence and show video clips of officers using batons and stimulant spray.
The police defended their actions. When the officials tried to take the banner, the fans immediately resisted and physically attacked the officials, a police spokesman said. The use of pepper spray and batons was therefore necessary.
The spokesman also referred to unsuccessful attempts to solve the problem in conversation. The banner is not relevant under criminal law, but Turkish fans would have seen it as an intended provocation. Without police intervention, there would have been riots or physical altercations between the groups, the police spokesman said. The hosting club Türkgücü said on Instagram on Sunday that the banner had not been registered and approved and was therefore attached without permission.