Coronavirus: Football Team Loses 37-0 In Socially Distanced Match

September 18, 2020
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Football Team Loses 37-0 In Socially Distanced Match

A German football team lost 37-0 to their local rivals after fielding only seven players who socially distanced throughout the game.

The kept the distance in protest due to COVID-19 risk.

Ripdorf fielded the minimum number of players on Sunday because their opponents SV Holdenstedt II came into contact in a previous game with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

Their team tested negative but Ripdorf said the conditions were not safe.

If Ripdorf had not played, they would have faced a €200 (£182) fine.

They had asked for the match in the 11th tier of German football to be postponed but the local association refused.

Ripdorf said they did not feel safe as at the time of the game 14 days had not yet passed since Holdenstedt players had come into contact with the person who tested positive.

Holdenstedt’s first team did not play in the match and the club fielded their second team.

At the beginning of the match, one of Ripdorf’s players stepped onto the pitch, passed the ball to an opponent and the team then walked to the sidelines.

Ripdorf co-chair Patrick Ristow told ESPN: “The Holdenstedt players did not understand. But we did not want to risk anything.”

He added of his players: “They did not go into direct duels and observed the social distancing rules, keeping two metres between them and Holdenstedt players.”

Holdenstedt did not hold back, scoring a goal every two or three minutes with the game ending 37-0.

“There was no reason not to play this game,” Holdenstedt coach Florian Schierwater said.

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