February 19, 2018 / 6:19 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer: Cologne fined 50,000 euros for misbehaving fans

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bundesliga basement side FC Cologne have been fined 50,000 euros ($62,000) after their fans misbehaved at five different league matches this season, the German Football Federation (DFB) said on Monday.

The incidents included one in a match at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach where three Cologne supporters disguised themselves as stewards to enter the visiting fans’ section and steal a flag.

Other offences included the use of pyrotechnics and displaying a banner which insulted Dietmar Hopp, the software billionaire owner of Hoffenheim, the DFB said.

($1 = 0.8057 euros)

Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Ken Ferris

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