German Federation Opens Probe into Anti-Gay Banner

Tuesday May 13, 2014
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The German Football Federation has opened an investigation after a homophobic sign was seen in the stands during Bayer Leverkusen’s last match of the season.

The federation says it has asked Leverkusen for a statement on the incident recorded in the match against Werder Bremen.

Leverkusen spokesman Meinolf Sprink says the club is "ashamed" about the incident. Local media say Leverkusen fans had displayed similar signs during some of the team’s previous matches.

The club faces a fine. Leverkusen finished fourth in the Bundesliga and will play in the qualifiers for the Champions League.

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  • Anonymous, 2014-05-13 20:52:42

    and they wonder why no footballers are willing to come out. I love football but its still extremely homophobic and racist, I even stopped going to matches because of the homophobic abuse some of the fans would shout out.

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