Hamburg players in sit-down protest after beating Celtic
Berlin: Hamburg staged a sit-down protest after their 1-0 Europa League win over Celtic when stewards denied the players the chance to celebrate with their fans, manager Bruno Labbadia said.
"I would have wished the situation would not have happened," Labbadia told reporters.
"We had 2,500 fans with us and we were told we could not go over (to thank them). The police actually told us they would report us to UEFA and I feel that is showing disrespect.”
"A fine feeling and fine touch was missing there."
Angry exchanges between Hamburg players and stewards took place when the Bundesliga side were prevented from leaving the pitch after the match.
Police moved in as several players sat down a few metres from the corner flag before eventually going towards the tunnel.
Marcus Berg scored in the 63rd minute to give the German side a victory that took them top of Group C on six points.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- UP CM Yogi Adityanath takes 50 decisions without single Cabinet meet
- UP CM Yogi Adityanath reviews Gomti riverfront work
- UP CM Yogi Adityanath warns supporters of criminals, mafia
- Legal, illegal slaughterhouses in UP: What you need to know
- Triple talaq, polygamy integral part of Islam: AIMPLB tells SC
- Azam Khan demands ban on cow slaughter across India, says Muslims should stop eating beef
- Kapil Sharma–Sunil Grover fallout: Kiku Sharda finally breaks silence
- Asaduddin Owaisi asks Centre to clarify policy on buffalo meat export, Nirmala Sitharaman gives apt reply
- No ban on cow slaughter in three Northeast states if party comes to power next year: BJP
- Chinese national insults Indian flag, throws it in dustbin outside Noida Oppo office; massive protest takes place