Newcastle owners ‘weren’t targeted’ in Dortmund protest as pitch littered with gold bars | Football | Sport

Newcastle’s owners were not being targeted when Borussia Dortmund fans threw fake gold bars onto the Signal Iduna Park pitch in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Instead, it was UEFA who were calling it out after the organization decided to make changes to the Champions League. format.

Newcastle traveled to Germany on Tuesday night for their fourth game of the Champions League campaign having won one of their opening three encounters. Eddie Howe’s side struggled in the hostile atmosphere, however, as Niclas Fullkrug gave the hosts a 1-0 lead midway through the first half.

Early in the second period, Dortmund fans decided to make their point about UEFA’s handling of European football by throwing fake gold bars onto the pitch, as well as pretending to have cash. And the field was temporarily littered with debris.


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