Hamburg fight the police for their right to celebrate victory over Celtic
That’s not how we celebrate in this country!
Players and staff from Hamburg were involved in an angry confrontation after their win at Celtic last night when stewards attempted to cut short their celebrations.
There is a bit of a chicken-and-egg debate about whether Hamburg were sitting down as part of a new German post-match celebration involving your supporters commanding you to be seated, or whether they sat down in protest when they were told to stop celebrating.
Either way Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia was not a happy chap.
Labbadia, who must have been confident of his minty fresh breath when he was involved in a face-to-face exchange with a policeman, said (possibly via a very bad translator): “I would have wished the situation would not have happened. We had 2,500 fans with us and we were told we could not go over (to thank them).
“The police actually told us they would report us to UEFA and I feel that is showing disrespect. A fine feeling and fine touch was missing there.”
While we appreciate Hamburg’s Beastie Boys-esque approach to fighting for their right to party, OTP does have to question whether victory over Celtic merits such a celebration, let alone all this hassle.
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