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Eintracht Frankfurt’s Peter Fischer calls for end to Monday night football

Eintracht Frankfurt president Peter Fischer has called on the league to do away with Monday night kick-offs.

In an interview with Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Fischer said: “We all supported it, because it was about money. This was about money, and playing on a Monday brought extra funds into our club…We have learned what Bundesliga football on Mondays means.”

The Bundesliga clubs had agreed to introduce Monday night football, in a bid to aid the teams participating in the Europa League on Thursday, and to earn the extra revenue from an exclusive broadcasting time slot.

“If you have nobody in the stands, nobody in the stadium is waving a flag, or booing or cheering, it makes for a pretty dull television broadcast,” Fischer further added.

So far, the two Monday night kick-offs have drawn fan protests, and a partial boycott.

Frankfurt’s win over RB Leipzig on 19th February was marred by the home fans showing their displeasure by throwing thousands of tennis balls onto the pitch.

A week later, Dortmund’s home game against FC Augsburg, saw over 20,000 Die Borussen fans boycotting the match, altogether.

 

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