German judge forces soccer fans to buy rival club gear

Wednesday August 5th, 2015

A German judge has sentenced a pair of soccer fans to a very unusual punishment after they attacked a supporter of a rival team.

The trio of 1860 Munich fans spotted a Bayern Munich fan on the subway in 2014, after a contest between the two teams, and attacked the Bayern fan, ripping his shirt and jacket and throwing away his hat supporting the team.

Judge Karin Jung decided to teach the two attackers, who refused to name the third man who helped them in the assault, a lesson by offering them either 15 months in prison or a trip to the Bayern Munich team store to purchase the victim a new jersey, scarf and hat, in addition to paying €500 in restitution.

The 1860 supporters wisely chose the shopping trip, a punishment that the judge first cleared with the victim, according to BBC Sport.

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[BBC Sport]

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