West Ham – Eintracht Frankfurt: the fans beat the ARD journalists

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Live on the radio: West Ham fans hit ARD reporters

A German Europa League final is announced

A German Europa League final is announced: Eintracht Frankfurt won at West Ham United and RB Leipzig also beat Glasgow Rangers.

When Eintracht Frankfurt wins at West Ham United, there is a scandal. The fans of the English club impressed the two ARD commentators. Security must intervene. The reporters are shocked.

D.According to their own statements, the two ARD radio reporters are doing well after the physical attacks they suffered in Frankfurt Eintracht’s 2-1 win in London against West Ham United.

According to their descriptions, they received “several punches in the back of the head, neck, back” in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday night. It’s probably not “the nice English way,” wrote Tim Brockmeier, one of the reporters, on Twitter.

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He thanked the media staff of the Hessian Bundesliga club, but also the Premier League host club, “who really had to get us to safety during the break”. The security personnel helped the two, in the interval Brockmeier and Hofmeister took a different seat.

His colleague Philipp Hofmeister also thanked all West Ham fans who “love football and respect their opponents” and also tweeted: “We are fine”.

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After the match, only Eintracht Frankfurt fans cheered

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According to an ARD report, the attacks came shortly after West Ham’s equalizer in the 21st minute of the match. “We were attacked here,” Hofmeister said during the live broadcast. “If you constantly feel like something might come from behind, a punch or something. My dreams about English football have been shattered. “

In the seconds before, the tumult had been audible. “I’ve never experienced anything like it,” Brockmeier said after they were both shot and the headset ripped from his head. “We are shocked.”

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During the break, the two journalists from Hessischer Rundfunk changed places and continued to comment from there. “Mentally it was difficult after,” Hofmeister said.

West Ham meanwhile has condemned the incident. A club spokesman told Kicker on Friday about the attackers: “They will be banned indefinitely and will not be able to enter the London stadium or travel with the club. There is no place for such behavior.”

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