Armin Schuster lights fire against Dynamo: ‘violence problem’ and ‘bad image’

Saxony’s Interior Minister Armin Schuster launched a campaign to sell personal tickets in connection with a “problem of violence” among Dynamo fans.

Dresden – Saxony Interior Minister Armin Schuster (61, CDU) referred to a “problem of violence”. Dynamo– Fans who used to sell personal tickets.

Saxony's Interior Minister Armin Schuster (61st, CDU, right) considers the intervention necessary to prevent further riots.

Saxony’s Interior Minister Armin Schuster (61st, CDU, right) considers the intervention necessary to prevent further riots. © Thomas Torp

“There should be an open discussion about personal tickets, about fireworks, about swear words like bull pigs,” demands Home Secretary Schuster during a convened meeting. Discussion “Sächsische Zeitung” on the theme “Dynamo Lovers and the Problem of Violence”.

Schuster goes further and asserts that Dynamo Dresden supposedly had “a bad image nationwide”. Intervention is urgently needed to “get the curve” before others do.

The Minister of the Interior of Saxony warns of the heavy fines he is exposed to DFBwho “hasn’t even come out with big cutlery yet”.

Featured discussion: How can Dynamo riots be prevented?
Dynamo Dresden
Featured discussion: How can Dynamo riots be prevented?

Other participants in the discussion were Dresden Police Chief Lutz Roedig, Dynamo Managing Director Jürgen Wellend, Fan Project Director Ronald Bey and Danny Graupner of Black and Yellow Eyed.

‘Circumstances are like a civil war’: Police chief calls for change

Dresden Police Chief Lutz Roedig (58, left) wants an honest dialogue about the problem.

Dresden Police Chief Lutz Roedig (58, left) wants an honest dialogue about the problem. © Thomas Torp

Dresden’s chief of police, Lutz Roedig (58), supports Schuster’s concerns and points to an “honest dialogue” without a “prohibition on reasoning” in order to put an end to “conditions like the civil war”.

With these remarks, the chief of police refers to the riots in the first leg at Bayreuth From October 1 mainly to Riots In front of the Rudolf Harbig Stadium during their promotion match against Türkgücü Munich on May 16, 2021.

185 police officers were injured in the clashes between fans and the police. According to Rudig, the Public Prosecutor’s Office did well in handling the events and issued 180 charges and 64 convictions in this context.

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However, Rodig also maintains that changes are only possible in collaboration with fans.

“We have to get out of the pattern of behavior: After an accident, everyone is affected, but after that very few happen,” says Rudig.

‘Out of reach’: Do personal tickets change anything?

Tino Meyer (left), Head of Sports at SZ, leads the discussion.  Danny Graupner (second from left) and Ronald Bay (center) represent the fans' point of view.  Dynamo manager Jurgen Weiland (57', right) speaks on behalf of the club.

Tino Meyer (left), Head of Sports at SZ, leads the discussion. Danny Graupner (second from left) and Ronald Bay (center) represent the fans’ point of view. Dynamo manager Jurgen Weiland (57′, right) speaks on behalf of the club. © Thomas Torp

Ronald B., who clearly contradicts the chief of police in his statement about “Civil War,” calls the idea of ​​a fan scene without riots “unrealistic.”

According to Danny Graupner, personal tickets won’t be able to change that.

In his opinion, a form of personal ticketing already exists, as tickets cannot be purchased online or at a stadium’s box office without an ID.

Dynamo welcomes developments in the fan scene

Rioting at the first leg at Bayreuth on 1 October 2022 meant that tickets for away matches were temporarily only available to members.

Rioting at the first leg at Bayreuth on 1 October 2022 meant that tickets for away matches were temporarily only available to members. © Marcus Forster / Dr

Dynamo managing director Jürgen Welland, 57, explains that the club is in constant contact with the fan scene and that “something is happening in many places”.

After selling tickets for away games in the aftermath of the Bayreuth riots was restricted to members, Wehlend announced on Wednesday at Homepage From Dynamo Dresden to offer tickets on sale again for everyone from the first leg in Oldenburg.

“We expressly welcome the developments and strides in our fan scene in recent months.” Wehlend explains and also warns of renewed riots.

“However, if serious incidents occur again, we reserve the right to re-impose restrictions,” said the managing director.

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