Eintracht Frankfurt fined £14.6k for Leeds United fan violence

Eintracht Frankfurt

The German side have been punished by the authorities after fan violence at a friendly this summer.

This summer Leeds United headed to Austria for some pre-season activity, including a fixture with Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. The story on the pitch was a 2-1 loss to the German side. Leeds took the lead when the now sold Steve Morison scored from a Sam Byram cross. But strikes from Johannes Flum and Stefan Reinartz did the trick for Frankfurt.

However, nobody was talking about the result after the game. Instead the attention focused on the fans. A huge brawl ensued on the pitch after the game – although Leeds were mostly vindicated for their actions.

It was the Frankfurt fans who seemed to be the instigators and today the club has received their punishment.

Frankfurt have been fined €20,000 (£14,600) for the incident, as confirmed by the media arm of the German football federation (DfB).

The report also cleared Leeds of any wrongdoing in the incident and that two security guards had been injured in the incident, in which Frankfurt supporters cut through a fence to enter the premises.

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