"This is the worst thing i’ve ever seen in fubball. It’s depressing to be associated with something like this," said fortuna’s chairman of the board peter frymuth. The decision not to continue the match between the bundesliga promotion team and the portuguese top club was communicated to frymuth by fischer in the dressing room. The impartial had first been treated by the dusseldorf team doctor. According to the TV station sport1, fischer had complained of headache.
Until the game was abandoned, it was a relatively fair match in front of 22,000 spectators at the dusseldorf arena. Only when fischer wanted to show a yellow-red card to benfica professional savi garcia fernandez at the score of 0:0, did luisao run up to the impartial referee and give him a check. "When a cabinet like that comes running up to the referee and checks him, it’s clear what the outcome will be," said fortuna captain andreas lambertz.