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On Saturday, February 17, a Bundesliga 2 match between Hansa and Hamburger SV was halted for a few minutes after two remote-controlled cars equipped with flares stormed the pitch at the Ostseestadion. These weird scenes are becoming the norm in German football due to fans protesting against the  DFL over a private equity investor potentially purchasing a part of the Bundesliga.

The two remote-controlled cars equipped with flares emitted blue and white streams of smoke at the Ostseestadion respectively, which led to the referee Felix Zyawer having no other choice other than to stop the match between Hansa and Hamburger SV. In the viral clip on X, a security guard was spotted trying to kick the cars off the playing surface, but the fans in the stands managed to drive around him.

Notably, the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), which operates Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 in Germany, achieved two-thirds of the majority in regards to bringing in a private-equity investor during the voting process involving 36 clubs in December. But, the German football fans, who aren’t happy with the plan of the DFL, have been protesting in unique ways to tell them about not wanting a privatised investment in the top two Bundesliga divisions.

Moreover, the Bundesliga 2 match, which was marred by fan interruption, was completed eventually with Hansa and Hamburger SV sharing points after a 2-2 draw. Just a day prior, the Bundesliga match at the RheinEnergieStadion, which the visitors Werder Bremen won with a 1-0 margin against Koln, also had the remote control cars streaming into action on the football pitch.

During the last weekend in Bundesliga 2, the Hamburger SV versus Hannover match was temporarily suspended at the Volksparkstadion after the home fans unveiled a shocking banner of their Chairman Martin Kind, with a sniper rifle’s crosshair over it.

Watch the video of remote control cars invading football pitch in Germany: