Footballer in trouble for throwing a kebab

A German footballer is being investigated for assault - after he allegedly threw a kebab at fans.

Footballer in trouble for throwing a kebab
Kevin Großkreutz apologized for throwing the kebab. Photo: DPA

In the hefty annals of footballers behaving badly it is unlikely to take prime place, but police are nevertheless investigating Borussia Dortmund star Kevin Großkreutz for an alleged assault caused by the kebab throwing.

The 25-year-old, who has four caps for his country, was at a takeaway in Cologne on Sunday night with fellow Dortmund footballer Julian Schieber, Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday.

FC Köln fans were out celebrating their side’s promotion and one of them shouted Großkreutz’s name when they saw him eating the doner. The fans claimed to Bild that the footballer then threw the kebab at one of them.

Schieber, however, gave a different account of events saying Großkreutz had indeed thrown the kebab, but not at the Cologne fans. He claimed the fans were chanting an insulting song at his fellow footballer.

Großkreutz said he felt insulted by the fans but added he hit the floor with the kebab, not the fans.

Police confirmed they were investigating the incident. 

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Around 14,000 people were evacuated Sunday from their homes in the German city of Dortmund after local authorities identified suspected World War II bombs in the city centre.

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Officials there warning on Saturday that unexploded bombs dropped by Allied forces during the war might be buried in four sites in a heavily populated part of the city centre.

Workers had detected anomalies during construction work, they announced on the city's official Twitter.

Two unexploded bombs weighing 250 kilogrammes each, one British and the other American, were found and made safe. Searches for another two suspected bombs turned up nothing.

The precautions included the evacuation of two hospitals and the interruption of rail traffic. 

The discovery of World War II bombs is not uncommon in Germany.

Last September a 250-kilo bomb was made safe in Hanover, with 15,000 people evacuated.

And in Frankfurt, in 2017, some 65,000 people were evacuated when a 1.4 tonne bomb was found, the largest such operation since the end of the war in Europe in 1945.

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