I was one of 20,000 Cologne fans in London on Thursday and although we condemn the minority who misbehaved everyone has to understand just how much this match meant to us
Dear England, thanks for having us. It was an absolute dream for us to see Cologne play in London. Let’s be clear from the outset: the fact some idiotic fans tried to force their way into the stadium was a terrible idea that pretty much all Cologne fans strongly condemn. But please, the behaviour of 50-odd Cologne fans should not cloud the picture of the other 20,000, who had a peaceful party. I will try to tell you why things happened the way they happened on Thursday.
Twenty-five years. It has been 25 years since Cologne played in an international competition. Since then, we have been relegated five times, nearly went bankrupt and made a sponsorship deal with a non-existent company from Cyprus.
Source: Football News
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