VfB Stuttgart has to pay a fine of 14,250 euros because fans lit numerous smoke pots during the Bundesliga game against 1. FC Union Berlin.
This judgment was made by the sports court of the German Football Association. According to the DFB, at least 19 of the forbidden smoke generators were used before and during the game on October 24th.
The VfB can use up to 4750 euros of the fine for security-related or violence prevention measures. The fine based on the current catalog of fines would normally have been 19,000 euros.
The DFB sports court is currently granting a discount of 25 percent with a view to the financial losses of the clubs during Corona times.
Punishment also for Karlsruhe
SV Babelsberg 03 has to shell out a fine of 7,500 euros. In the DFB Cup match against RB Leipzig on October 26th, Babelsberg spectators set off at least 31 pyrotechnic objects. A fine of 1500 euros was imposed on second division Karlsruher SC after at least four cups were thrown from the guest area in the direction of the pitch in the encounter at Fortuna Düsseldorf on October 23.
KSC league rival Jahn Regensburg has to pay 1125 euros. During the penalty shoot-out in the DFB Cup game against Hansa Rostock on October 27th, at least three coins were thrown from the fan block in the direction of the Rostock goalkeeper. All judgments are final as the clubs have given their approval.