The DFB sports court has decided in favour of Borussia Mönchengladbach after a game in which they were leading 0-2 was abandoned when the linesman was hit with a beer cup.
Early this month the game between Bochum and Gladbach was called off in the 69th minute when the assistant referee, Christian Gittelmann was struck by a beer cup that was thrown from a home supporter.
The DFB chairman, Stephen Oberholz explained: “According to the legal and procedural regulations of the DFB, which applies to all clubs, the game for VfL Bochum is to be considered a loss with a score of 0-2, since the club is responsible for its spectators.”
The DFB have made the same decisions in the past including a game between St. Pauli and Schalke 04. The away side were leading the game (0-2) when the referee was struck by an object that was thrown by a member of the home audience.