German Football Team Lose 37-0 After Socially Distancing From Opponents
An amateur German football team lost a match 37-0 after they socially distanced from their opponents due to concerns about the coronavirus.
The losing side, SG Ripdorf/Molzen II, only fielded seven players as that was the minimum team size required to complete the fixture.
It came after their opponents for the game – SV Holdenstedt II – previously faced off against a team with a player who tested positive for coronavirus.
Despite all the Holdenstedt squad testing negative for Covid-19, Ripdorf did not feel conditions were safe enough to properly compete.
However, in the 11th tier of German football, there is a €200 (£182.64) fine for forfeiting a game.
And so the Lower Saxony’s 3 Kreisklasse league witnessed the almost 40 goal drubbing – equal to scoring a goal roughly every two-and-a-half minutes.