It was business as usual in German soccer until protesters tied themselves to the goal at the Frankfurt vs. Freiburg Bundesliga match. Who are they and why are they doing it?
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The event caused the match between the two clubs to be stopped so that the protesters could be removed from the pitch, in a similar event to what happened last month in the Premier League.
How many protesters tied themselves to the goal at the Frankfurt vs Freiburg Bundesliga match?
As with the Premier League event, a couple of fans jumped onto the pitch of the Bundesliga match being played between Frankfurt and Freiburg, and immediately, they headed for the goal occupied by goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
Once there, both tied themselves to the goalposts by the neck, wearing white T-shirts that read in German: "Last generation: stop the fossil madness". However, unlike in the Premier League, this time the protesters were removed in a matter of minutes.
This was done by Deutsche Bank Park stadium security staff, who cut the ribbons and then took the protesters into custody. The match was interrupted for a few minutes. Afterward, the match was resumed without any problems.
Who are the protesters who tied themselves to the goals at Deutsche Bank Park and why are they doing it?
The protesters who tied themselves to the goalposts at the Frankfurt vs Freiburg match are apparently not directly related to those who did it in the Premier League, however, they are pursuing the same goal: to fight climate change.
And this is more than evident since the text they wore on their shirts was similar to that of the protesters at the Everton vs Newcastle match. On that occasion, the T-shirt read "Just stop the oil", while the one seen today in the Bundesliga read: "Last generation: stop the fossil madness".
With this, it is clear that both acts occurred in 2 of the 5 most important leagues in Europe to raise awareness against fossil fuels, the main agents of climate change.
How did the Frankfurt vs. Freiburg Bundesliga match end?
The match, which was only interrupted for a few minutes, ended with a score of 1-2 in favor of Freiburg, who remain in fifth place in the German competition, while Eintracht Frankfurt remains in ninth place.
The result has helped Freiburg to climb positions in the Bundesliga, but the club is still far behind the leader of the competition, the invincible Bayern Munich.