In the Bundesliga match between SC Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt it has come to a scandal. In stoppage time of the encounter, there were riots in front of the Freiburg substitute bench, after Frankfurt captain David Abraham Freiburg coach Christian Streich checked away.
Streich then fell to the ground, some substitutes of the Freiburg ran to Abraham. After the formation of the pack, which was also followed by some Frankfurters, referee Felix Brych first showed Abraham (90th minute +6) and then Freiburg's substituted player Vincenzo Grifo (90. + 10) the red card for an assault.
"Football is a martial art, which was in the wrong place now," said Streich after the match. He described the scene as follows: "He was in full throttle, I'm not responsible for making the game fast, he was just so charged, he's an emotional guy, the backups burned him out."
"He felt provoked"
The confrontation occurred at the score of 1: 0 for Freiburg. In order to make the game fast in a throw-in to Frankfurt, Abraham brought the ball out of the side just before the Freiburg substitute bench. He met Streich, who had previously let the ball run out. On TV pictures can be seen how Streich seems to say something in the direction of Abraham before the check. The coach did not comment on that.
After Brych had distributed the red cards, he finished the game. The victory puts Freiburg on fourth place in the table. Frankfurt falls back to ninth place. Nils Petersen had scored the decisive goal (77.), after Frankfurt's Gelson Fernandes was sent off in the first half with yellow-red (45. + 1).
"He can not do that, he felt provoked," said Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic in a "Sky" interview about Abraham. Further inquiries into the reason for the escalation were dismissed by Bobic: "That does not interest you," he told the "Sky" reporter. Bobic continues on Abraham: "He's emotional, but that should not happen to him, as we told him." Abraham initially did not comment on the incident.