Dortmund ultras offer help to those affected by coronavirus outbreak

A Borussia Dortmund fan group is offering to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak in their area.

The group say they will provide shopping and courier services to locals who may be considered at-risk by the virus.

Sudtribune Dortmund, who take their name from the famous South Bank stand, which houses the iconic ‘Yellow Wall’ at the Signal Iduna Park, released a statement on their website declaring their availability to the Dortmund area.


The post reads:

“Good day everybody,

Everyone knows about the current situation around the corona virus, which is why we do not need to say any more words.

It is much more about showing solidarity and assuming responsibility for society as a whole. Specifically, this means that we want to help people who currently belong to the risk groups mentioned.

We are trying to help in the whole Dortmund area and that directly from tomorrow:

In a time window from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we offer to take over your shopping or other courier services.

Please only use this offer if you really belong to the corresponding risk groups or are currently in quarantine.

Since we do not know how big the rush will be, we ask for your understanding that we cannot guarantee that every order will be completed.

You will discuss everything else on the phone with the boys and girls personally.”

Most major leagues across Europe have postponed their seasons, while the Norwegian FA today announced that Euro 2020 would be pushed back a year, in an attempt to allow domestic leagues to finish.

Dortmund isn’t the only club doing what they can to help in a tough situation. Everton have donated food that was meant for the Merseyside derby to North Liverpool Foodbank while Liverpool’s first team squad and LFC Foundation also donated £40,000 to the foodbank.

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