Drama as Bochum’s Bundesliga game with Borussia Monchengladbach was abandoned after an assistant referee was hit by a beer thrown from the stands.
Monchegladbach were leading 2-0 at the time courtesy of second-half goals from Alassane Plea and Breel Embolo.
Play was initially suspended before being brought to a premature end with 19 minutes left for safety reasons.
Bochum apologised to the official blaming a “highly embarrassing and bitter evening” on an “idiotic fan”.
The match will not be restarted, #BOCBMG has been abandoned. We can only formally apologise to linesman Christian Gittelmannn. A highly embarrassing and bitter evening for us. An extremely stupid action from an idiotic fan.
— VfL Bochum 1848 (@VfLBochum1848EN) March 18, 2022
The match marked the first time that the hosts had been able to welcome more than 20,000 fans inside their ground since Covid restrictions were eased in Germany.