Rostock (dpa/mv) – The sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) has imposed two fines totaling 137,925 euros on the second division club FC Hansa Rostock for a total of seven cases of unsportsmanlike behavior by its supporters. The penalties were pronounced because of the misconduct of Hansa fans in the home games against FC St. Pauli on April 2 (1-0) and Hamburger SV on May 15 (2-3).

In both cases, there were arguments between the home and away fans in the half-time break in the stadium area. The situation was only resolved with a strong police presence. In the game against HSV, several Rostock spectators climbed into an unoccupied buffer block in the stadium in the 76th minute and lit a large blue and white flag with Bengal fire. The referee stopped the game for two minutes.

The people of Mecklenburg can use up to 45,900 euros of the fine for security, infrastructure or violence prevention measures. This must be proven to the DFB by December 31st.