On March 18, a scandal broke out in the Bundesliga game between VfL Bochum and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Assistant referee Christian Gittelmann was hit by a full cup when the score was 2-0 for Borussia Mönchengladbach. The assistant referee went down briefly, but luckily was able to get up again. The officials retired to the booths.
At first it was unclear whether the game could continue. Referee Benjamin Cortus ultimately pulled the ripcord. Now the extent of the punishment has been determined for Bochum: The Bundesliga club will be fined 100,000 euros and a spectator will be partially excluded on probation. Any further “significant incidents” will see the club forced to close part of its stadium to spectators for a league home game.
The probationary period runs until June 30, 2023. This was announced by the German Football Association (DFB) on Wednesday. Bochum also received fines for cup throws in other lots to a total of 15,000 euros and several editions. VfL agreed to all judgments.
There is also transfer news from the German Bundesliga. Patrick Wimmer is moving from Arminia Bielefeld to VfL Wolfsburg starting next season. The German Bundesliga club announced this on Wednesday. The ÖFB U21 team player signed with the current table 13. a five-year contract. It was agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer. The “kicker” reported the activation of an exit clause and a transfer fee of seven million euros, in the event of Arminia’s descent, Wimmer would cost five million euros.
Bielefeld is five laps before the end of the relegation place 16 and only thanks to the better goal difference in front of the first non-relegation zone. The safe shore is one point away. Wimmer, who is now a club colleague of his compatriots Xaver Schlager and Pavao Pervan, was transferred from Austria Vienna to Bielefeld last summer for a reported 700,000 euros.