The sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) fined the Bundesliga clubs Hertha BSC and VfB Stuttgart as well as the second division club Hansa Rostock on Wednesday for fans igniting pyrotechnics.
The highest penalty of 37,000 euros was for Hertha, whose fans had burned at least 37 pyrotechnic objects before the derby against Union Berlin on April 9, according to the verdict.
VfB has to pay 33,000 euros because supporters burned at least 30 Bengali torches and incense sticks before the game at Hertha BSC on April 24th and at least two more incense sticks during the game at 1. FSV Mainz 05 on April 16th.
In both cases, part of the penalty can be used for security or violence prevention measures. Hansa was fined €17,640 after fans lit a total of 29 Bengali torches at FC Ingolstadt’s game on May 7. In all three cases, the respective club approved the verdict.