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Borussia Dortmund fans to boycott Monday match vs. Augsburg

Borussia Dortmund fans to boycott Monday match vs. Augsburg
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

Borussia Dortmund supporters have announced a boycott of their Monday night home match against Augsburg in late February.

Dortmund, who are involved in Europa League after their failure to qualify from the Champions League group stages, are set to meet Augsburg on Monday, Feb. 26, with the game kicking off at 8.30 p.m. local time.

But the Sudtribune Dortmund alliance, a collective of Ultra groups and fan clubs, announced they would not be attending a match on a Monday.

"We will no longer play along to the absurd development of kick-off times," a statement read. "We have reached a point where we have ultimately gone beyond what's acceptable.

"Several groups and fan clubs who have been at every BVB home match at the Westfalenstadion will not attend the Monday night game. This decision is in no way directed against the team. We just ca not and do not want to accept Bundesliga matches on a Monday."

In late June 2016, the Bundesliga confirmed that five of the league's 306 matches would be played on a Monday night from the 2017-2018 season on, initially planned to allow for a long break for the German Europa League starters.

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