Referee Deniz Aytekin helped himself to a sweet treat during Frankfurt’s German Cup home clash with Mainz, with the official eating some of the candy thrown on to the pitch by the fans.
Celebrating carnival season, the visiting fans, many of whom wore fancy dress, lobbed loads of sweets onto the pitch during Wednesday’s game.
Aytekin at first investigated the mini-missiles, before picking one up and eventually eating it…
It’s carnival season in Mainz, so when their fans threw sweets onto the pitch against Frankfurt, the referee had to investigate…
He wasn’t that bothered 😂
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A rather laidback and rather trusting approach which is to be applauded (We couldn’t Mike Dean doing the same).
Although Aytekin did send off Frankfurt’s Danny Latza for a foul late on.