- The team, SG Ripdorf/Molzen, which plays in the 11th tier of German football, fielded just seven players over fears its opponent was a COVID19 risk.
Some say health and safety comes fast and to some people they will try and do all they can just to avoid or prevent any incident that will expose them to a disease.
Well, a Germany football club knows the effect of that well especially after trying to practice physical distancing during soccer match, an action that saw them suffer a 37-0 goal defeat.
The team, SG Ripdorf/Molzen, which plays in the 11th tier of German football, fielded just seven players over fears its opponent was a COVID19 risk.
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Ripdorf co-chairman Patrick Ristow told CNN News that Holdenstedt had come into contact with an infected player during its previous match and so Ripdorf felt the conditions were unsafe due to the two-week incubation period.
The club had attempted to postpone the game, Ristow said, but its opponents said there was no reason to do so as the team players had later tested negative for the Covid-19 virus.
The club’s coach, Florian Schierwater, told Altmark Zeitung there was “no basis to call off the match” because none of the players had come into contact with an infected person.
To avoid the embedding fine, Seven Ripdorf players volunteered to take part in the game.
However, the opponents Holdenstedt showed no mercy as they went on a scoring spree, netting a goal nearly every two minutes. At the end of the 90 Minutes the ruthless team had scored a total of 37 goals while their opponents were totally unable to respond even with one.
“During the full 90 minutes, our players kept perfect distance so Holdenstedt had enough time to score goals. We didn’t speak about tactics because we all knew that this game would be a big loss. Our opponent didn’t understand when we walked to the side of the pitch.
“We also know that the score is awful but security is more important than a game for us. For all players this result is okay and [at] the end of the season, it’s important to collect points and not goals.” Ristow told CNN via email.
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