Hansa Rostock want to increase stadium security after clashes against Schalke 04

Hansa Rostock against Schalke 04 in the 2. Bundesliga on Sunday morning was marred by violence and as a result, the Baltic Sea club want to increase security precautions within the stadium between the home and away areas to prevent an event like this happening again.

“We will look at the structural conditions and consider how we can strengthen the glass front. The problem should be resolved by the next home game in January,” Hansa CEO Robert Marien told the German Press Agency.

Referee Nicolas Winter suspended the game for around 30 minutes on Sunday after a number of spectators destroyed the glass participated separating the two sets of fans with Hansa supporters then moving towards the guest block and attempting to overthrow security, with firecrackers thrown between both sets of fans.

Riot police intervened and in a press release, it’s an event that Schalke 04 strongly condemns.

Everyone at FC Schalke 04 wishes a speedy recovery to all those injured during the game on Sunday. FC Schalke 04 condemns all forms of violence on and off the pitch. The behaviour in the stands was absolutely unacceptable and the club will take the appropriate action against the perpetrators once they are clearly and unambiguously identified by the authorities. The majority of the travelling fans wanted to enjoy the game peacefully and reacted well to a tense situation

According to Sky Germany, an officer and two law enforcement employees were slightly injures, and a paramedic was physically attacked in the away block.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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