Liability of fans for fines imposed on clubs by football federations following fans’ misbehaviour

Liability of fans for fines imposed on clubs by football federations following fans’ misbehaviour
On 9 February 2014, a 41-year-old Cologne fan threw a banger from the upper tier into the lower tier of the Mungersdorfer Stadion in Cologne during a 2. Bundesliga match against Paderborn. When the banger exploded, it left seven injured.

In Football Legal # 4[1], a decision was presented (rendered by the Civil Court of Hannover on 26 May 2015) that seemed to be a carte blanche for fans in terms of their (civil) liability for fines handed to clubs following...

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