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BFW Fight Club Abroad: Union Berlin officials attacked in Rotterdam restaurant

Union Berlin officials were victims of an attack in Rotterdam.

Feyenoord v 1. FC Union Berlin - UEFA Conference League Group Stage Photo by Yannick Verhoeven/BSR Agency/Getty Images

As Bayern Munich prepares to face off with Hoffenheim, Union Berlin officials might be thankful to see their own squad back in Germany for their Bundesliga match against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.

While in the Netherlands for their Europa Conference League match against Feyenoord, some of Union Berlin’s officials were attacked in a restaurant in Rotterdam. A “gang of hooligans” threw chairs and chucked glasses at the Germans.

It was a harrowing experience that saw “dozens” of assailants get involved. Transfer Market Web captured the incident (via AFP):

A police official told AFP that the incident occurred on Wednesday night, when “dozens of individuals” hurled chairs and glasses at the Union delegation, which included members of the board of directors.

According to authorities, a woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital before being released. One of the suspects, a Rotterdam-based 25-year-old man, has been apprehended.

Union club president Dirk Zingler was reportedly among the 25 people attacked, according to Dutch media. Feyenoord apologized for “a utterly terrible occurrence” and demanded that the offenders be “identified and punished” in a statement released on Thursday. “The club distances itself in all ways possible from people who reduced themselves to this cowardly act. Anyone who portrays Feyenoord and the city in such a senseless manner and negative light cannot and must not be considered a supporter.”

To add insult to injury (literally), Feyenoord won the match 3-1.

Once again, idiots are everywhere...even the Netherlands.