Football is all about emotions, but things can get out of hand. Recently, referees have been handing yellow cards to players for provocative behavior, triggering discussions.
This week has seen good and bad from German football fans, as solidarity against racism was followed by a brainless banner. It's right that Gladbach called the banner out, as ultras undermine their own legitimate points.
Half a century ago, Borussia Mönchengladbach played Israel in Tel Aviv, a game which helped promote relations between the Jewish state and Germany. For DW’s Felix Tamsut, an Israeli, this game is of personal importance.
Matchday 23 ended with a match that will be best remembered for a stay-away protest by some of Frankfurt's hard-core supporters. With the home fans focused on making a point, it was Union Berlin who took all three.
The coronavirus outbreak, has been disrupting the sporting calendar in Asia for some time, but now it's affecting Italian football. German sports officials say they are closely monitoring the situation.
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