Dortmund fans find #bedforawayfans after Monaco game postponement
Borussia Dortmund fans showed great solidarity with their Monaco counterparts by offering places to stay for the night after their clubs' UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg was postponed.
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The game will now kick off at 18:45CEST on Wednesday nearly 24 hours after it had been originally planned following the bomb blast that hit the Dortmund team coach en route to the Signal Iduna Park.
Using social media with the hashtag #bedforawayfans, Dortmund sent out a tweet stating the initiative was underway within minutes of the announcement of the postponement.
Monaco followed soon after with an offer to subsidise their fans up to €80 to stay in local hotels overnight.
Monaco fans were praised by local police for their calm reaction to being evacuated from the stadium, while Dortmund CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, added: "I have to address a huge compliment to our fans, who have dealt with it very well, objectively, reasonably and stoically."
Dortmund and DFL President Reinhard Rauball expressed his sympathy for the players, who now have to play 90 minutes of top-level football 24 hours after the incident.
"Of course this is an extremely difficult situation for the players," he said. "But they are professionals and I am convinced they will put it out of their minds and will perform tomorrow. It would be a bad thing for those who did that to succeed by influencing the team in some way."
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