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German Clubs Pass Increased Security Measures
ESPN Soccernet, December 13th, 2012 2:17AM

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The 36 teams that make up Germany’s Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 voted 31-to-5 on Wednesday to approve the controversial “Safe Stadium Experience” proposal that was brought before them by the DFL, the organization that operates both leagues. The proposal, which called for increased stadium security measures, included 16 separate clauses that were passed with adjustments to be made to the most controversial clauses on labeling high-risk games as well as the implementation full body searches.

"Professional soccer comes out as the winner of this vote," DFL president Reinhard Rauball said. "We have shown that we take fan interests seriously. It is not a vote against the fans but for the future. The threats [of politicians trying to enforce police costs on the clubs] need to stop now."

However, many fans have already voiced their displeasure over the decision on Facebook and Twitter as well as through communication with the press. Philipp Markhardt, speaking for the supporters’ organization Pro Fans, said: "The result is not nice. I'd like to think there will be new protests. This was already discussed by fans in Frankfurt. New boycotts or other actions could go until March. Even the boycott of a complete match day could be an option."

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Aki Watzke said he didn’t think the decision would affect most fans. "There are no winners and there are no losers,” he said. “Most of us should be able to arrange with this compromise. Only the ones who are only in it for violence and flares will not be happy about it."

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