Rostock (dpa) – The police in Rostock are expecting clashes between the supporters of both clubs before the game between the second division footballers of FC Hansa and FC St. Pauli on Sunday (1.30 p.m. / Sky). “The last encounter wasn’t long ago. And the starting point hasn’t changed since then: Ultimately, there is a pronounced hostility between fan camps of both clubs,” said Achim Segebarth, head of the Rostock police inspection, the “Ostseezeitung” (Tuesday ) in the interview.
When the two clubs last met at the Ostseestadion in early April, there were serious riots and criticism of the police’s actions. “For example, there was criticism that the visiting fans had to wait a long time for the buses that took them from the train station to the stadium and back again. The long wait was not entirely unproblematic from the police point of view either. But we learned lessons from it, how we can better organize our arrival and departure,” said Segebarth.
The police officer is calm about the announcement of a fan march by St. Pauli supporters through the city. Segebarth emphasized: “We know it. We’re sticking to our tactics and want to take all the guests to the stadium in buses. That’s how we communicate this clearly to the fans from Hamburg.” A total of up to 3,000 Kiezkicker fans are expected at the Baltic Sea.
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