Borussia Dortmund bus attack: Bundesliga club's fans open their homes for stranded Monaco supporters

After the team bus of Borussia Dortmund came under attack on Tuesday night, their fans showed a touch of class by offering visiting AS Monaco fans boarding and lodging for the night.

A Borussia Dortmund fan poses with AS Monaco supporters who he hosted over the night. Image courtesy: Twitter/@vespafoto

A Borussia Dortmund fan poses with AS Monaco supporters who he hosted over the night. Image courtesy: Twitter/@vespafoto

The Borussia team bus was hit by three explosions on Tuesday night, causing Marc Bartra a fractured arm and the German team’s Champions League clash against Monaco to be pushed ahead by a day.

The postponement meant that the fans, who had made the 730-mile trip, would have to miss on the match if they chose to fly back to France or find accommodations at a moment’s notice.

That’s when the Bundesliga club and its fans stepped in, using Twitter to help out their rivals.

The club put out a tweet telling Monaco fans that a scheme to house them for the night was under way within minutes of Uefa announcing that the match would be postponed. On its part, the Ligue 1 side also offered to subsidise their fans up to €80 (Rs 5500 approx) to stay in local hotels before the rescheduled game.

Soon a social media hashtag ‘#bedforawayfans’ was also started by Dortmund on Twitter, which many travelling fans used to get in touch with their German counterparts.

Through the night many German fans posted pictures of themselves with the Monaco supporters.

The show of class led As Monaco to tweet that what the Borussia fans had done displayed the real meaning of football.

Earlier, Monaco fans too had shown their class by cheering on Dortmund after it was announced in the stadium that the team's bus has come under attack.


Published Date: Apr 12, 2017 03:08 pm | Updated Date: Apr 12, 2017 03:08 pm


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