Nuremberg fan violence prompts federation probe

21 December 2011 02:16

The German football federation (DFB) said Wednesday it will investigate Bundesliga strugglers Nuremberg following the violent incidents which followed a 1-0 German Cup defeat at home to Greuther Fuerth.

Nuremberg, 15th in the league, were eliminated from the competition by Greuther Fuerth -- a high-flying second division team which is also a close neighbour -- on Tuesday.

According to police more than a hundred Nuremberg fans invaded the pitch at the final whistle in a bid to reach the opposing team's fans. Security officials were forced to use truncheons and tear gas in a bid to separate them.

It comes less than two months after second division Dresden were banned from the 2012-13 edition of the German Cup after their fans prompted violent incidents during a 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Source: AFP