Referee files complaint for death threats after penalty mistake for Dortmund

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The main referee of the match Sascha Stegemann, who made a goal error during the match between Dortmund Borussia and Bochum in the 30th round of the German championship, reported death threats.

The match in Bochum ended with the score 1:1. Midway through the second half, guest striker Karim Adeyemi was knocked down in the penalty area, but referee Stegemann shrugged off the episode. Later, the German Football Association and the referee himself admitted the mistake.

“I understand emotions very well. But my family and I were threatened. I filed a request to open a criminal file, – quotes the words of the referee France 24.

Borussia Dortmund are second in the Bundesliga standings, one point behind Bayern Munich.

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