Can fans be banned from stadium for misbehaviour of a few hooligans?

Some weeks ago Borussia Dortmund (BVB) faced the closure of its so called “yellow wall” (which is how they call the south stand at Signal Iduna Park) for one match following a recent spate of crowd trouble during a Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig. This was due to a penalty imposed by the internal court […]

Federal Court of Justice affirms the Liability of Damages of a Fan towards his Club

The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) has clarified that troublemakers and thrower of firecrackers at stadiums are liable to the clubs being sanctioned due to their actions. By decision of 22 September 2016 the Court ruled on a permitted appeal against the judgement of the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Cologne of 17 […]