While the German football squad was on the way to its home Champions League semi-final match, three explosive gadgets were flung consecutively at the Borussia Dortmund team bus on April 11, 2017, injuring a player and shattering the windows of the bus. The injured player was recognized as 26-year-old Spanish defender Marc Bartra. One explosive device failed to explode. Investigators said that it was “targeted attack.” The Police did not discount other conceivable thought processes behind the attack. Dortmund Police Chief Gregor Lange said that the Champions League game against Monaco has been the postponed until the night of April 12, 2017.
While the investigations are still on, we can investigate the occasions pre and post the attack.
Prosecutor Sandra Luecke said that the Police found a manually written letter claiming obligation regarding the attack. Be that as it may, the points of interest of the content of the attack are as yet unkown.
Bartra, who managed injuries in the attack, is undergoing for surgery for the broken span, which is a bone in the lower arm. There are bits of flotsam and jetsam of the explosives that have penetrated his hand. Dortmund Captain Marcel Schmelzer said, “We hope that he will make a quick recovery.”
As per deatils gave by the Dortmund Police representative, the team had left the lodging around 7:00 p.m. nearby for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League quarterfinals match. No less than 40 to 50 individuals were ready to board on bus. These included the players, coach and medical staff.
A minor investigation of the attack shows that the explosives “could have been covered up in a fence close to a parking garage,” read a post on Dortmund police site.
As theories are overflowing, there are proposals the left-wing fanatics were behind the targeted on attack . The counter fascists, otherwise called Antifa, are suspected to be required in the attack on the soccer team. The targets of the far-left Antifa are the Neo-Nazis and right-wing populists. Why they attack the Borussia Dortmund team , is as yet not known.
The left-wing extremists in the area have occupied with occurrences of terrorizing and brutality against the general people who underwrite far-right perspectives. They begin with dangers and blackmail. In the event that these two techniques neglect to convey the coveted outcomes, the Antifa enjoy brutality.In the midst of the theory of the personality of the culprits and the increasing pressure of the game that has been postponed till today around evening time, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke while talking with CNN, said, “Our task now is to process this on the grounds that in under 24 hours we have to play.” “That is our job. There is no option. It’s an unfortunate situation yet there is no other solution.” The Police said that no one inside the stadium was in threat. Responding to the horrendous incident, Aleksander Čeferin, President of UEFA, which is an European Soccer’s Governing Body, in an announcement condemned the attack and stated, “I was deeply disturbed by the blasts which happened today around evening time in Dortmund.
The decision taken to defer the UEFA Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco was the right one since we should dependably organize the safety and security of all fans, team officials and players.”
In addition to the sports authorities condemning the attack, the fans too have showed sympathy toward the player harmed and the incident. The international governing body of Football, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), as well, sent its respects to the injured player and the targeted team.
Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA while communicating his considerations, stated, “The contemplations of each one of us at FIFA are with the people of Dortmund, and the fans of both Borussia Dortmund and Monaco taking after today’s upsetting events.”
While the investigations are in progress to find the culprits of the attack on Borussia Dortmund team, let us hope that the match that is planned for today around evening time takes off with no further hurdles.