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Cologne fined for fan abuse

Updated: September 9, 2011, 1:01 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- The German soccer federation has fined one of its clubs $14,000 after its fans threw "several beakers filled with urine and excrement" at rival fans during a Bundesliga match.

The federation cited "unsporting behavior" by Cologne fans at the Aug. 13 game. The plastic cups hit Schalke fans in the stands below.

Cologne, which lost the game 5-1, agreed to pay the fine.

Cologne president Wolfgang Overath said at the time the perpetrators were "not football fans," and "these ...

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