After the “unacceptable events” in Sunday’s 2-1 win, Austria Vienna took a stand in Admira. “These are not Austrian fans. We condemn these incidents in the strongest possible terms and clearly distance ourselves from them,” the Austrian presidency and board of directors were quoted as saying in a broadcast from the Bundesliga soccer team. “These are the people who are looking for a platform that we are not allowed to give them.” . They hurt the entire football community.”
After the end of the game, a group of masked fans attributed to Austria ran towards the Admira sector, attacking people and racially insulting one of the Admira players.
Austria indicated that the group in question was stripped of its fan club status a few years ago. “People are prevented from participating in matches at home in Austria, and away from their homes, they are denied access to the guest sector or Austria.” Austria itself has been a target of this group several times in the recent past. “The Austrian employee was beaten, and his players were subjected to racial insults,” the club said.
More action must now be taken: “We need to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Executive, the Bundesliga and all the clubs: we can only control this social problem together. This is an ongoing process that we will now lead with even greater vigour,” CEO Gerhard Kresch made clear.
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