From a sporting point of view, you can be satisfied at SV Ried. In the Upper Austria Derby, the Innviertel team won 2-0 at LASK. The LASK has thus given up the leadership role in the qualification group. After a crazy early phase with an own goal from (4th) and red card for (13th) Yannis Letard, the goal from Marcel Ziegls (19th) the guests led 2:0 early on. “The match plan worked out completely. Big compliments to the team,” stressed Rieder coach Robert Ibertsberger in an interview with Sky.
Then frustrated LASK supporters lost their nerve and threw cups onto the field. Ried player Stefan Nutz was hit. I didn’t realize it until late and only found out about it in the cabin wing. He then complained of a headache and I reported it to the referees. They hardly reacted to it, which is actually a bit scandalous for me,” criticized Ibertsberger.
The player subsequently complained of a headache and had to be substituted. I had to replace it because of that. It’s not a good sign for football that something like this can and may happen.”
Stefan Nutz himself commented on the incident: “The scene speaks for itself. I turned away and saw if I would start bleeding. I don’t know what people think of when they do something like that. We’re all human, rivalry or not. If the mug hits me badly, it might look bad. Luckily everything went well and we rewarded ourselves with a win.” The Ried player is doing well now though. “In the 70th minute, I didn’t know for a moment where the front and back were. Stupid action, but I accept it like that.”
In any case, the incident brought back memories of the cup thrown in the German Bundesliga in the game between VfL Bochum and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Referee Christian-Petru Ciochirca described his view of things after the game: “You have to say that a precedent was set in Germany. But there is a phased plan and we have started to merge the first phase of the stadium announcement with the second phase, the five-minute walk-in. You have to be honest: The reaction of the player was accordingly. If the player remains down, then there is no other option than to abandon the game.”