Again homophobic banner at Bundesliga match


The banners were exchanged between fans of Hertha Berlin and 1. FC Köln on Saturday in another round: this time it was the people of Cologne, who at the home game behind the goal a banner with the imprint “HB 98: Your fathers are very happy unrolled over the guys from Zoo Station “.The spell, which subordinates Berlin’s homosexuality to the adversaries, alluding to the hustler scene, is addressed to the Berlin-based Ultras Harlekins Berlin 98, who announced in a first leg in October the Cologne group “Wilde Horde 96” on a banner: “WH96 : Better a mother than two fathers! ” ( reported3)., The spell, which in turn was a response to a banner “HB ’98: Elf happy fathers, a happy mother …” from a previous game had brought the Ultras much criticism and a preliminary investigation of the DFB. , Both clubs are against homophobia, The sports court of the DFB had punished the saying “Dear a mother as two fathers,” which was rolled out on a well over 30 meters long transparency behind the gate, in February in the context of several fan-offenses punished the verdict over 24,000 euros were public, however, only a use of pyrotechnics and another defamatory poster mentioned ( reported8)., The Harlequin poster was weighed against the use of the Association against homophobia, a DFB spokesman said the magazine “Team”. He had responded to this incident with messages against homophobia in social networks and on his website ( reported10). The Hertha belongs inter alia. also among the first signatories of the Berlin Declaration11 “Against Homophobia and for Diversity, Respect and Acceptance in Sport”.This was also signed by 1. FC Cologne. Both clubs have gay-lesbian fan clubs – Hertha-Junxx and Andersrum rut-wiess – and both supported their CSD participation.


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