As Bundesliga resume their season on Saturday against rivals from Schalke, Fans from Borussia Dortmund were advised not to crowd outside Signal Iduna Park, reports
The Bundesliga has been postponed after 13 March Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor of the city Ullrich Sierau has asked supporters to resist the desire to rush to the stadium and prevent acts that could cause more virus outbreaks.
By addressing the fans to remain at home, Sierau said: “Football supporters ought to secure themselves and everybody else, and not gather in crowds to see the derby. They’re not required to go to the stadium and shouldn’t.”
“There is still a prohibition on contact in the city center. In these days, the unity of football supporters with each other and the squad will be expressed by upholding the rules, being careful and not leaving the field to the virus, or they or others might never again be willing to see a derby.”
“There shouldn’t be a goal celebration because we usually do it in the restaurant and outside. You should maintain distance-even though it’s uncomfortable.”
“We will, therefore, prefer to stay at home in a small family environment and look forward to an exciting derby!”
“Football supporters have the chance to show on Saturday that the decision to restart the game was not a mistake.” added Police president Gregor Lange.