Chemnitz must play after funeral service without Südtribüne

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The Sports Court of the Northeast German Football Association (NOFV) has the regional league Chemnitzer FC occupied in the scandal surrounding the commemoration of the late neo-Nazi Thomas Haller with a suspension of the South Stand for a home game. Two more closures of the tribune of Chemnitzer Ultras were suspended on probation.

The penalty comes into force immediately and concerns the regional league match of Chemnitz against ZFC Meuselwitz next Saturday, in which the Saxons can make the promotion to the 3rd league with a point win perfect.

The leader of the Regionalliga Nordost must also meet structural requirements and pay 12,000 euros, of which 5,000 euros can be invested in the club's anti-racism work.

"The NOFV has zero tolerance for racism and the verdict has given a clear signal that the NOFV and Chemnitzer FC have a social responsibility that they have to live up to," said Judge Stephan Oberholz after the verdict.

In the stadium on March 9, the presumed right-wing Chemnitz fan Thomas Haller was commemorated by a minute of silence and a special choreography. As a consequence of the scandal three employees had to leave the club.

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