A source familiar with the situation told Sport24 that Borussia’s stewards escorted Zenit fans to the stadium by themselves, making a mistake and not checking their accreditation.
Zenit fans introduced themselves as journalists, showing only their passports and a certificate stating that they were not infected with the coronavirus.
Now Borussia can receive a punishment from UEFA for admitting unaccredited people to the stadium.
UEFA also made a request on this situation to Zenit, but has not yet received a response.
Borussia believes that Zenit made accreditations to fans for access to the stadium. The German club contacted UEFA.
One of the photos from the game showed a man in a T-shirt that said Music Hall (this is one of the Zenith fan groups – approx. Sports.ru), he was standing in a place reserved for the press.
Another photo shows how four hooded men are carrying a flag with the words “Northern Bastion” (the name of another group of Zenit fans – Sports.ru).
I think it’s about this picture pic.twitter.com/e9RzucEZfS
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