Borussia Dortmund's match away to TSG Hoffenheim saw entirely unacceptable behaviour from certain fans in the away section. Hans-Joachim Watzke has offered his most sincere apologies to TSG patron Dietmar Hopp for the abuse which was directed his way during the match.

''On behalf of Borussia Dortmund, I would like to offer my apologies to Dietmar Hopp. What happened is completely unacceptable! I will make sure to get in touch with Dietmar Hopp over the course of the next week to offer this apology in person,'' said the chairman of the board of directors after the match in Sinsheim. ''Unfortunately things really seemed to get out of hand this week. We spoke to to all parties in an attempt to calm things down, but unfortunately we weren't successful. This kind of behaviour is in absolutely no way representative of the values of Borussia Dortmund!''