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Borussia Dortmund fans receive two-year ban at Hoffenheim

The German Football Association (DFB) have handed Borussia Dortmund fans a two-year ban from Hoffenheim for chants against Hoffenheim’s Dietmar Hopp.

“After the continued abuse of Dietmar Hopp, the withdrawal of the suspended sentence was inevitable as a consequence of the previous judgement from 2nd November 2018,” said DFB Sports Tribunal chairman Hans E. Lorenz.

“Today’s judgement is no deviation from the practice in recent years of punishing unsporting behaviour from supporters with monetary fines. The banning of fans remains an option in serious, exceptional cases, in which a monetary fine would be insufficient.”

Borussia Dortmund have also been fined €50,000.

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