Hoffenheim have issued nationwide stadium bans to three fans for “extreme-right activities” ahead of a UEFA Champions League game last year, the Bundesliga club said Monday.
The fans were banned for 12, 24 and 36 months respectively from stadiums across Germany in a decision reached by the Stadium Ban Committee.
The committee consists of stadium ban representatives, fan coordinators and fan project staff.
The three men were sanctioned for their behaviour on a bus to the match with French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon in September.
Hoffenheim condemned their actions, adding that the club “stands for the values of tolerance, integration and respect. Our men’s and women’s youth and senior teams consist of players from 34 countries who co-exist as successful units.”(dpa/NAN)