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Fans delay Bundesliga match by throwing Easter eggs on field

NBC Sports logo NBC Sports 4/22/2019 Daniel Karell

22 April 2019, Lower Saxony, Wolfsburg: Soccer: Bundesliga, 30th matchday: VfL Wolfsburg - Eintracht Frankfurt in the Volkswagen Arena. Interruption of the game, rubber balls (flummis) lying on the lawn, fans throwing them. Photo: Peter Steffen/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga or the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or the match in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo sequences. (Photo by Peter Steffen/picture alliance via Getty Images)

22 April 2019, Lower Saxony, Wolfsburg: Soccer: Bundesliga, 30th matchday: VfL Wolfsburg - Eintracht Frankfurt in the Volkswagen Arena. Interruption of the game, rubber balls (flummis) lying on the lawn, fans throwing them. Photo: Peter Steffen/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the requirements of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga or the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to use or have used photographs taken in the stadium and/or the match in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo sequences. (Photo by Peter Steffen/picture alliance via Getty Images)
© Peter Steffen/picture alliance via Getty Images

Wolfsburg fans had a clever, if not timely, way to make a statement.

Midway through the first half of the club’s Bundesliga match at home against Eintracht Frankfurt, Wolfsburg fans rained down Easter eggs onto the pitch, forcing a short delay as players and staff cleared the field of the plastic eggs.

According to reports in Germany, the move was a protest against Monday evening matches for a TV audience. It’s a 3:45 hour drive between Frankfurt and Wolfsburg, and for fans to travel that distance on a weeknight for a match beginning at 8:30 p.m. is difficult.

Historically, German fan groups have organized together to protest certain moves, whether made by the club, DFB, or the Bundesliga.

Its unclear whether this will actually have an effect on getting rid of night games, but it’s a fun way to protest and get attention for your cause regardless.

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