Hertha Berlin on Wednesday appealed against their relegation play-off defeat at Fortuna Duesseldorf which was marred by a double pitch invasion and left their players fearing for their lives.
Berlin fans throw fireworks on the pitch during the relegation match for Germany's first division Bundesliga between Fortuna Duesseldorf and Hertha BSC Berlin, in Duesseldorf, on May 15. The German Football Federation (DFB) has launched an investigation after crowd trouble left players fearing for their lives.
Fortuna's 2-2 home draw on Tuesday saw them win the German league relegation play-off 4-3 on aggregate and earn promotion to the Bundesliga at Hertha's expense amidst chaotic scenes.
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