Wolfsburg – Saturday, August 6th, 2022, 4:19 p.m
The start of the German Bundesliga will not be a cause for celebration for some SV Werder Bremen fan groups.
Before the away game at VfL Wolfsburg, measures taken by the police caused criticism from the promoted team.
“Although the game was classified as harmless by both clubs in the run-up, the police are carrying out intensive searches and personal identification, fans are being held and have no opportunity to move freely. Due to the police actions, Werder’s ultra groups decided to return to Bremen. This also represents a clear competitive disadvantage for Werder. The SV Werder shows solidarity with its supporters and condemns the measures taken,” the club said on Twitter.
The Wolfsburg police said: “For reasons of averting danger, a checkpoint was set up to prevent clashes between fan groups.”
— SV Werder Bremen (@werderbremen) August 6, 2022