The view from Germany

Fighting for your right to party

December 8, 2012
By Uli Hesse
If you've watched a Bundesliga match live on television during the past fortnight, or perhaps this weekend, you may have noticed an eerie silence during the opening stages of the games.

At almost every ground in the upper echelons of the German game, not just the top flight, both sets of fans kept quiet for the first twelve minutes and twelve seconds.

It was, and is, in the truest sense of the word a silent protest at a collection of new regulations the league will ...

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