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Fear and anger from fans about changes in the Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) German soccer fans are increasingly unhappy about changes in the Bundesliga, including Monday night games, video assistance, questionable sponsorship arrangements, and growing pressure on the rule protecting clubs from outside investors.

Protests, threats, and anger dominated the 23rd round last weekend, and authorities are braced for more to come in the 11 remaining.

Eintracht Frankfurt fans vented their fury this week in the first of five scheduled Monday night games, occupying the area behind the goal, delaying kickoff, then drowning out the referee's whistle with whistles of their own. They delayed the second half by throwing hundreds of tennis balls onto the pitch and toilet paper onto the goal.

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