The match between Bochum and Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga was called off after an assistant referee was struck by a drink thrown from the fans.
Gladbach was leading 2-0 at the time, thanks to goals by Alassane Plea and Breel Embolo in the second half of the game.
The game was initially halted before being brought to a premature conclusion with 19 minutes left on the clock due to safety concerns.
Bochum issued an apology to the official, blaming a “idiotic fan” for what they described as a “very unpleasant and bitter evening.”
Shortly after assistant referee Christian Gittelmannn was able to get to his feet again, the home players were enraged and approached their own supporters on the field.
The match was the first time that the hosts had been permitted to accommodate more than 20,000 spectators inside their stadium after Covid regulations were relaxed in Germany earlier this year.
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