In step with TuS Metzingen, which competes within the Bundesliga, a person has since been positioned below pressing suspicion and their affiliation with the membership has been terminated in an instant. A police investigation is ongoing.
“This disgusting act — which used to be additionally dedicated via an individual we accept as true with at once — is solely surprising and has affected all folks very much,” mentioned supervisor Ferenc Rott in a observation launched via Metzingen on Thursday.
Within the observation, the workforce didn’t determine the individual it suspects, nor their function with the workforce.
“We’ve got mentioned this incident intensively with the workforce and I’m very inspired that our avid gamers have caught in combination so strongly and made up our minds to play the sport in opposition to Bietigheim [on Wednesday] in combination,” Rott added.
“We will be able to now not let one thing like this convey us down — and the truth that the workforce desires to play handball once more in an instant is an overly robust sign.
“We’ve got gained a large number of toughen from the police, the affiliation and different groups right through this hard time. That is helping, in fact, and we thank them for that.”
Following Metzingen’s sport on Wednesday, which it misplaced 32-20, the workforce posted on social media: “We will be able to now not let anything else, or someone, get us down.
“Girls’s handball stands in combination and resolutely fights again in opposition to all those that threaten us and our game. Our concord is larger than any competition, each and every sport, each and every function!”
In step with native newspaper Reutlinger Basic Anzeiger and quoted via CNN associate NTV, a police spokesman has showed the case and mentioned the suspect continues to be at massive.
CNN has contacted the police in Reutlingen, town on the subject of the place the membership is primarily based, they usually declined to factor a separate observation.
Andreas Thiel, the chairman of Handball Bundesliga Frauen (HBF), mentioned: “This sort of legal act contradicts the entire values that we because the HBF constitute along side our golf equipment.
“TuS Metzingen acted temporarily and in an instant knowledgeable the police in order that a suspect may already be known. The membership will also be certain of the HBF’s complete toughen.”
The governing frame additionally mentioned that it has the “absolute best recognize” for Metzingen’s avid gamers once they selected to play in opposition to Bietigheim on Wednesday.