VfL Osnabrück: Game canceled in MSV Duisburg after racist scandal |  NDR.de - Game

Status: 19.12.2021 7:00 pm

VfL Osnabrück’s outfield game at MSV Duisburg was canceled when the score was 0-0. There were racist insults against VfL professional Aaron Oboku from the audience stand. The amazement is huge.

It took 33 minutes when Oboku rushed to pick up a corner. There were violent insults against the 22-year-old from the Duisburg Grandstand at the time. Teammates and opponents rushed to Oboku’s aid. Referee Nicolas Winter (Freckenfeld) initially sent both teams to the dressing room. “VfL Osnabrück had a corner kick, then heard a noise from the monkey stand,” Winter told MagentaSport. The jury responded directly. The player was shocked and did not respond.

MSV Duisburg: “Lowest point in our club history”

After 30 minutes of good consultation in the cabin wing, it was decided that the encounter would not continue. A novelty: for the first time, a racist scandal led to the game being dropped in one of the first three German divisions. Incidents saw the VfL players find themselves unable to continue the game. “VfL Osnabrück – it’s understandable – can no longer compete, the boy is fixed and everyone, the whole team is done, and we are honest even after this incredible incident,” said MSV spokesman Martin Halderman. Halderman said the incident was “a low point in the history of our club”.

The accused offender was quickly identified with the help of other onlookers and taken off the field. “We can not accept that. Aaron is finished and can no longer play,” said VfL managing director Michael Welling. By not playing consistently, the club wanted to document that “we did not accept it”. According to Welling, MSV player Leroy Quadro was also racially abused.

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“We only create slogans by sticking slogans on T-shirts. We have to react when something like this happens. We should not accept it in football and the community.”
Michael Welling

MSV apologized for the incident, saying it was “no-go”. While the group was in the dressing room, many in the audience shouted “Nazis, get out!” Chanted. The band “Die Ärzte” played the anti-fascist song “Schrei nach Liebe” under stadium control.

The scoring of the game is still open

The governing body of the German Football Association (DFB) announced that evening that it would begin an investigation after the cancellation. The rating of the game will be decided later by the DFB Sports Court. “We agree with our Duisburg colleagues that we want this to be reactivated,” Welling commented.

DFB: “Racists have no business on football fields”

Associations, officials and politicians reacted with horror to the incidents. “All German footballers have long had a clear and uncompromising stance against any form of racism.

Boris Pistorius: “Incidents like this are absolutely disgusting.”

Lower Saxony’s Interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) also called the reaction in the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” a “better and more uniform reaction from both the spectators and the two teams who said we would not continue playing.” He believed that the culprit would face “the full seriousness of justice.”

“He expected a game to be dropped too early,” former professional Jimmy Hardwick, DFB’s ambassador for fair sports, told NDR: “This has just happened, especially in Dடியsburg, where multiculturalism exists locally. They do not even know what they are doing.

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