Frankfurt (Hesse) – Obviously not all Eintracht fans can celebrate without attacking the police: even the day after the final historic victory in Seville, there were attacks on police officers in Frankfurt again!
While the vast majority of the nearly 100,000 fans peacefully celebrated and welcomed the team’s return in Römerberg, the youngsters on Bullsplatz rallied completely – throwing glass bottles at police officers and also attacking them with tear gas.
This was announced by the authority on Friday evening. “Police officers were also injured,” a police spokesman said.
According to the police, there were problems with the fireworks: “The already heavy mood was spoiled by the burning of fireworks at the approach of the parade – and this intensified as the procession approached the Romans.”
When the team arrived in Romer, they were initially prevented from celebrating by Mayor Peter Feldman (63, SPD): he briefly took the trophy from baffling coach Oliver Glasner (47) and captain Sebastian Rudd (31) and insisted on a speech at Kaisersaal , where he read the names of the players, among other things – everything was broadcast live on Römerberg and was recognized with a whistle.
“If you want to clap: back off at last”
Feedback on Feldmann’s Facebook page: “It’s sad that you can’t even pronounce the players’ names correctly! So this performance is really embarrassing!!!!!!” Or: “As with lions, again to make others blush and film themselves disgustingly. Please do something good for the city and just quit. It’s long overdue!”
And: “Embarrassing. Everyone has seen this absurd assault. Nothing helps anymore. I did myself. If you want to clap, back off.”
Background: In March 2022, the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor’s Office brought charges against Peter Feldmann on suspicion of accepting advantage. Feldman wants to stay in office until 2024 and then not run for mayor again.
When Eintracht was finally allowed to go to his fans, who had been in the rain for hours and a timer, a fire, smoke and smoke broke out! Police: “In addition to the cheering, fireworks and pots of smoke were also lit intensely and frequently – sometimes rockets of fireworks flew directly into the crowd. Some Eintracht players also lit flares on the balcony.”
There were also firecrackers thrown at Römerberg – and injuries. The police broke the news on Twitter and urged them to stop. Also on the adjacent Polesplatz, fans lit rockets and launched them into the crowd!
Later in the evening, anxiety increased: just before 10:30 p.m., fans got scared again, threw bottles at emergency services and attacked them with tear gas.
At about 11:00 pm, the Frankfurt police finally had to evacuate Polesplatz. Previously, “troops in the Paulsplatz area were attacked by a large group of young men seeking violence with glass bottles and tear gas. Police officers were also injured. Then Paulsplatz was cleared. In this context, violent criminals were arrested.”
Early Thursday night, some fans had nothing better to do than attack police officers: In downtown Frankfurt, among other things, a radio car ran over from the first police station by celebrating people after they had climbed onto the roof. Some revelers also threw bottles at emergency services.
It’s hard to fathom, given the greatest and happiest moment in Eintracht’s last 42 years: on Wednesday (18 May 2022) in Seville, the team won their second international title in the club’s history: Eintracht won 5-4 in the European final. League (1-1, 1-1, 0-0) on penalties against Glasgow Rangers of Scotland.