Borussia Dortmund bus attack: Bundesliga club's fans open their homes for stranded Monaco supporters
After the Borussia team bus came under attack leading to their match being postponed, their fans used #bedforawayfans on Twitter to offer visiting Monaco followers boarding and lodging for the night.
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.
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.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 11, 2017
Through the night many German fans posted pictures of themselves with the Monaco supporters.
— Vespafoto (@vespafoto) April 11, 2017
The show of class led As Monaco to tweet that what the Borussia fans had done displayed the real meaning of football.
— AS MONACO 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) April 11, 2017
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.
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