German club “RB Leipzig” apologise to its fans after kicking out Japanese fans from stadium


RB Leipzig on Monday apologised after forcing a group of Japanese fans to leave their Red Bull Arena during the weekend's 1-1 draw with league rivals Bayer Leverkusen over coronavirus fears.
In a statement released by the club, they confirmed that their security staff  "had been instructed to intensify checks" of "certain groups due to potential risk".
"Unfortunately ... amidst the great uncertainty surrounding this topic ... a mistake was made on our part," the statement continued.
"We would like to extend our apologies."
Leipzig further revealed that they were trying to contact the fans, reportedly as many as 20, in order to invite them to their next home game.
While not as badly affected as nearby Italy, new cases of coronavirus outbreak in Germany rose to 157 on Monday, up from 129 the previous day.
The disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, the virus has now spread to 10 of Germany's 16 states, with more than half the confirmed cases in North Rhine-Westphalia, the country's most populous state.
RB Leipzig is currently sitting in the second position of the league table , three points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

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