Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have issued an emotional message to its fans on a day Bundesliga returns.
Dortmund takes Schalke in the Riverderby with no supporters at the Westfalenstadion and in a tweet, the club admitted that they were missing their fans.
In a tweet along with a picture of the stadium’s famous South Stand, Dortmund noted: “BVB fans, we miss you.”
Dortmund captain Marco Reus, who is unavailable due to a muscular injury further urged their fans not to be tempted in congregating outside the stadium.
“Of course it is a pity that we have to do without the support of the fans. We are going to need it a lot. Anyone who has ever been on the lawn of the Westfalenstadion knows what forces our fans can unleash. The south end, with 25,000 spectators, is like an engine that accelerates you.
“We are going to miss them. But I insist: there is no alternative. No one should complain about the conditions in which we are allowed to play.
“Players are role models for all of society. If we do not responsibly treat the opportunity we have in Germany, we would be stupid.
“I hope the fans are sensible and watch it from home, and that this football does not provoke large concentrations of fans. That would be irresponsible.”