FElix Götze, brother of former World Cup scorer Mario, was shocked by what happened in the third division match of his club, Rot-Weiss Essen. Dynamo Dresden (2:2) he responded. “Yesterday I cried for the first time in my football career. Not because of the pain, but because it was humiliating to be insulted, spit on, and thrown around with a bloody face and in shock. There are limits and unfortunately they were exceeded yesterday,” Götze wrote on Instagram.

The 26-year-old was stretchered off the field on Saturday with a bleeding laceration. He then said goodbye to shouts of “goodbye” from the Dynamo fans. The paramedics also had to protect him from projectiles on the curve with umbrellas.

“I love this sport and I appreciate all the fans, because without you football would not be what it is,” Götze continued: “But despite all the emotions, certain limits simply cannot be overcome; Unfortunately that was the case yesterday. On every jersey there is a person worn out on the field!” Götze was injured during a rescue operation shortly before the end. He collided with Dresden's Jakob Lemmer and was then carried off the field.

After the insults against Götze, the German Football Federation launched an investigation against Dynamo Dresden. This was announced by the association on Monday afternoon. “I can confirm that the DFB control committee has launched an investigation against Dynamo Dresden in this regard and has written to the club to request a statement. “By the way, also because of the pyrotechnics that burned in the first half,” said a DFB spokesperson. The club also spoke out. “Despite all the sporting rivalry, the idea of ​​fair play on and off the field must be at the forefront in every situation, especially when players are injured,” head of communications David Fischer said in a club statement. He asked Götze to apologize for the incidents.

Götze and Lemmer collide

After the draw, Dresden remains stuck in the fight for promotion to the third division. Cedric Harenbrock (7th minute) and Thomas Eisfeld (35th) twice put the visitors ahead. Tom Zimmerschied (11th/47th) tied the score. The match at the Rudolf Harbig stadium was watched by 30,387 spectators.

After the 1-2 defeat against Aue, Dresden coach Markus changed the starting eleven to three positions from the beginning. Kevin Ehlers, Ahmed Arslan and Dennis Borkowski started in place of Lars Bünning, Luca Herrmann and Lemmer. These changes were immediately noticeable in the offensive game.

Dinamo played spectacularly in the first half. Only the outstanding visiting goalkeeper Jakob Golz ensured an open match with a handful of brilliant saves. Harenbrock and Eisfeld punished the home team, which was sluggish in defense, which at least managed to regain contact through Zimmerschied.

It was also Dresden's best player who equalized immediately after the break. Afterwards only the blacks and yellows played. Goalkeeper Golz and his defense team repeatedly prevented Dresden from scoring the winning goal.

In injury time, Paul Will (90+2) hit the crossbar with his head. The ball he rebounded was cleared by Essen's Felix Götze, who collided heavily with substitute Lemmer and had to be carried off the field with his head covered in blood.


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