The match between VfL Bochum and Borussia Mönchengladbach was discontinued after 68 minutes on Friday. Assistant referee Christian Gittelman was hit by a supporter with a cup of beer. The competition will no longer resume.
At a 0-2 lead for Gladbach, Gittelman got a full cup on his head, on which the referee decided to stop the game. A final strike followed. The game will no longer be played out on Friday evening. Bochum had called for a few hours before the game not to throw more beer.
“We can only apologize to border judge Christian Gittelmann. A very embarrassing and bitter evening for us. An extremely stupid action,” Bochum says on Twitter. Gladbach is in eleventh place in the Bundesliga and has 33 points. Bochum stands twelfth with 32 points.
Das Spiel gets nicht wieder angepfiffen. #BOCBMG wird abgebrochen. Wir können uns nur in Allerform bei Linienrichter Christian Gittelmannn entschuldigen. Ein hochpeinlicher und bitterer Abend für uns. Eine extrem dumme Action.
— VfL Bochum 1848 (@VfLBochum1848eV) March 18, 2022