In the run-up to Feyenoord's Conference match against Union Berlin on Thursday, a remnant of the Berlin Wall was defaced by supporters of the Rotterdam club.

The police have arrested the two suspected perpetrators, the

Berliner Zeitung

reported on

Wednesday.

The graffiti was applied to the East Side Gallery.

The word Feyenoord was chalked on the wall in letters that were 18 meters long and 2 meters high.

The masked perpetrators were caught in the act around 1.45 am on Wednesday by a security guard, who alerted the police.

According to the German judiciary, they have Dutch nationality.

Fans of Union have since painted over the letters.

Feyenoord and Union Berlin will face each other in the Conference League on Thursday evening.

The game is fraught, especially after two weeks ago, the day before the game in Rotterdam, the management of the German club was attacked in a cafe in Rotterdam.

At least 5,200 Dutch fans will be present in the Olympiastadion on Thursday.

An unknown number of people traveled to Germany without a ticket.

The local police have said they are doing everything they can to keep the supporter groups separate from each other.

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