Galatasaray Fans Caught Digging Tunnel Into Schalke 04’s Veltins Arena

Chris Wright

13th, March 2013


By Chris Wright

What with some of the 2,700 away tickets for last night’s Champions League quarter-final ripsnorter between Schalke 04 and Galatasaray going for almost €1,000 before kick-off, it’s understandable that a few fans attempted to find alternative means of watching the game.

A small group of Gala fans – let’s call them “Tom”, “Dick” and “Harry” – took things into their own hands, quite literally in fact, after they were caught be stadium security trying to burrow their way into the Veltins Arena by hand under a perimeter fence.

Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt confirmed the news before the game: “Yes, that’s right. Some supporters have tried to dig a tunnel with their bare hands.”

Let’s hope they weren’t digging too close to Schalke’s lovely new fan graveyard. Who knows what – or who – they might’ve bumped in to.

(Via Die Welt)