By Chris Wright
“You’re not singing anymore!”
2. Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden played in front of a sell-out crowd at their 32,066-capacity Glucksgas Stadion on Saturday despite the ground being completely empty for the entire duration.
Due to ‘fan excesses and abuse of fireworks’ during a cup game against Borussia Dortmund, Dynamo were ordered to play the tie against Ingolstadt ‘behind closed doors’ by way of punishment, but the club still put the “ghost tickets” on general sale, selling the last one on the Saturday evening before the game.
Apparently, Dresden fans snapped up all the tickets in a show of solidarity with the club and then gathered to watch the game on big screens outside the ground after the club vowed to “make space for everyone who can’t go into the stadium.”
Dresden were originally banned from participating altogether in the DFB-Pokal (German cup) next season after the violence in Dortmund last October, but the punishment was later reduced on appeal.