Previous
Swansea City
Liverpool
2
0
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Manchester United
Leicester City
1:05 PM UTC
Game Details
Southampton
Manchester City
3:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Juventus
Carpi
1
0
LIVE 69'
Game Details
AC Milan
Frosinone
1:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Valencia
Villarreal
6:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Lazio
Internazionale
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Portland Timbers
Toronto FC
7:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
LA Galaxy
12:00 AM UTC May 2, 2016
Game Details
Toluca
Cruz Azul
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Guadalajara
Dorados de Sinaloa
10:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Honigstein: Germany focused on Euro 2016

Germany
Read
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Anger as anti-racism banner covered

The German FA (DFB) has come under fire for covering up an anti-racism banner during Sunday's Under-19 Championship final between Hannover 96 and TSG Hoffenheim.

Hoffenheim won the match at Hannover's HDI-Arena 5-0, but controversy was sparked when, as well as covering up advertisements in the stadium, officials also covered the "96 Fans Against Racism" banner that has been on display since 2005.

"We are disgusted that the DFB has learned nothing from the St. Pauli incident," Silvia Muller, of the 96 Fans Against Racism group, told newspaper FAZ.

Muller was referring to last month's controversial "neutralisation" of a "No football for fascists" banner during a German team training session prior to a friendly match against Poland.

DFB general secretary Helmut Sandrock said: "We have explained to the fans that the stadium received a uniform look and, regrettably, the banner was also covered."

He said German football's governing body had already honoured the anti-racism work done by Hannover fans, but Muller added: "In future, the DFB should contact fan liaison officers to find out if there are any banners that should not be covered."

Last month, the DFB argued that it wanted all games to be free of any political statements.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.