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Cologne fans had stormed the pitch after the 33rd match day. © Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa

Sig Zelt, spokesman for the organization ProFans, has put the recent space rushes in the Bundesliga and Europa League into perspective from the fans’ point of view.

Frankfurt/Main – “There have been such spontaneous outbreaks in the past. You don’t necessarily have to approve of it, but you can understand it. I don’t think that’s the most dangerous thing before the Lord,” said Zelt of the German Press Agency. It is something different “when such a storming of the square occurs in a charged atmosphere,” added the fan representative.

There had recently been space storms in Frankfurt, Cologne and Gelsenkirchen. Eintracht fans celebrated reaching the final of the Europa League, Cologne qualified for international business and Schalke their return to the Bundesliga. Frankfurt’s head coach Oliver Glasner also put the events into perspective a week ago. “Nothing happened. We’ve seen that many times on ascensions. They just want to squeeze their favorites. It was just joy and emotions,” said the Austrian after the 1-0 semi-final win over West Ham United. dpa

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