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Dortmund fans donate 70,000 euros to bars, restaurants

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

Dortmund   /   Mon, March 23, 2020   /   11:17 pm
Dortmund fans donate 70,000 euros to bars, restaurants Dortmund fans light firecrackers during a German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Fortuna Duesseldorf and Borussia Dortmund in Duesseldorf, Germany. (AFP/Patrik Stollarz)

Borussia Dortmund fans have donated more than 70,000 euros ($75,570) to bars and restaurants around the stadium which have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bundesliga club said Monday.

The German side posted the names of 86 food and drinks outlets during a 'virtual football' night on Sunday on the club's website.

Fans were urged to click on the places they bought their beer, fries, sausages and other match day staples and offer a donation to keep the businesses afloat.

All told fans donated 73,611 euros with Dortmund's marketing director Carsen Cramer saying they were "touched" by the generosity.

Further similar collections are planned in the coming days, the club said, while Germany battles to contain a pandemic that has infected more than 22,600 people and killed 86 in the country.

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