The Bundesliga club Werder Bremen will not pay the costs of police operations in high-security games for the time being. "We can not accept 100 per cent of these costs," said supervisory board chairman Marco Bode of the world . "In this regard, we are in agreement with Werder."
Last March, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig ruled that the federal states are allowed to charge the additional police costs for high-security games to the German Football League (DFL). So far, Bremen is the only federal state that passes on these costs to the DFL. The league wants to settle these costs first, but then pass the bill to the respective club - in the case of Bremen so to Werder.
Recently, the other 36 clubs of the two German profilers had decided against a so-called solidarity fund. The costs for the police operations should therefore be transferred to Werder Bremen alone. First, it is about 1.17 million euros.
Shortly after the agreement, the Bremen Bundesliga club had gone on a confrontation course and had announced to let it arrive at a new lawsuit.
This is how Bode, the chairman of the supervisory board, has confirmed this in conversation with the world . "Once I have the hope that there is no legal dispute and the matter must be clarified legally," he said. "But even if it does not mean that you will not talk to each other anymore or Werder will be marginalized, we do not want that because we are part of the league." Bode stressed that his club could not take responsibility alone.