Toni Leistner Insulted in his Home Club
Hamburg’s former Dynamo Dresden defender Toni Leistner climbed into the stands to confront fans of his old club after his side’s 4-1 German Cup defeat. In a video widely shared on social media, the former 30-year-old QPR player pushed a Dresden fan and argues with others before returning to the pitch. Leistner was waiting to do a television interview when the incident occurred.
The game was attended by a couple of fans amounting to not less than 10,000 unlike the other leagues in Europe. The fans watched the game in Dresden the biggest attendance in Germany since the coronavirus lockdown. The Dresden-born player, who played for his hometown club between 2010 and 2014, later said he had been insulted by a supporter.
Dynamo has since condemned the supporter allegedly involved, saying it is “shameful” Leistner had been offended by a fan of his “home club”. The club wrote on their Twitter account saying: “We’re looking for the person because we don’t want to let this incident stand.” “Thanks to 99.9% of all stadium visitors for your support,” the tweet ended. Hamburg is however out of the German cup following their 4-1 lose, Borussia Dortmund on the hand did well to win Duisburg 5-0 to advanced to the next round.