Two radio reporters from Hessischer Rundfunk were apparently attacked by home fans during the semi-final first leg of the Europa League between Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham United. This is shown by excerpts from the live report.
“We are being attacked here from behind,” said HR reporter Philipp Hofmeister shortly after the compensation gate by West Ham United: “So we really have to be a bit of a look at what we are doing here.”
A few seconds earlier, Tumulte could be heard in the background, Hofmeister’s colleague Tim Brockmeier was torn off the headset.
“Of course this is blatant when you are attacked by English fans here. No idea what is with them. I have never experienced anything like that,” said Brockmeier a few moments later about the aggression and emphasized: “We are shocked.”
Brockmeier and Hofmeister did not wore injuries. “We got both blows. It was difficult afterwards. But we are doing well according to the circumstances,” said the latter.
After the break, the commentators finally changed places, the rapid and complicated exchange of seats had taken care of the West Ham United team. They could comment on Daichi Kamada’s 2-1 winning goal without any disturbance.
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