VfL Osnabruck v RB Leipzig was called off 19 minutes from time after a lighter hit the ref on the head (Video)

It’s been a bad couple of days for security concerns in German football.

After Hertha Berlin’s bus was shot at earlier in the week, Monday night’s DFB Pokal match between VfL Osnabruck and RB Leipzig was abandoned 19 minutes from time, after the referee was hit on the head by a lighter which was thrown from the stands.

Osnabruck were leading 1-0 when the game was called off.

The lighter incident started when Leipzig forward Davie Selke got involved in a war of words with a Osnabruck player who was warming up behind the touchline by a goal.

Referee Martin Petersen tried to cool down the situation, but the official ended up having a lighter thrown on his head from the crowd.

The match was then called off, and the German FA now need to decide what the outcome will be.

Watch the footage below.


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