A pig hanging from a highway bridge in Seiersberg: it was probably a provocative action by Sturm Graz fans on the eve of the derby against Grazer AK. Both football teams distance themselves from such actions.
The sticker that was attached to the bridge rail leaves little doubt: “Sch … GAK” together with a black and white panther from Sturm Graz “killing” a red devil from Grazer AK. Directly below, attached with tape and rope: a red painted pig – a real one, police confirmed.
A few days before the Austrian cup derby, between the two teams of the capital city of Austrian Styria, scheduled for Wednesday 19 October at 18.00, it was hung up on Monday morning in the morning traffic on the Seiersberg motorway bridge, near Hornbach and in direction of Graz.
In any case, the animal was removed soon after road users reported a dead animal hanging there shortly before 8am, according to police. However, the photo of the pig spread like wildfire on social media on Monday morning. The carcass of the animal had caused a sensation among road users on the motorway, according to the police there would have been slight disruptions to traffic due to onlookers, fortunately there would have been no accidents. “Sometimes such actions can also cause traffic hazards and constitute a criminal offense,” police wrote in a statement Monday morning. The dead animal was removed by the fire brigade of the Pirka-Windorf fire department and sent for recycling of the animal body. Investigations on the authors of the gestaccio are underway.
The first derby between the two Graz teams in 15 years will take place on Wednesday – and although both clubs and especially the Graz police are trying to calm the hot spirits of the ultras, it seems that the climate is heating up more and more. . In any case, Thomas Tebbich, managing director of Sturm Graz condemned the action on the motorway bridge: “SK Sturm distances itself from such actions. We look forward to a sports duel on the pitch and the great support of our fans at the stadium. The focus is on football and a sports festival. “Matthias Dielacher, manager of Grazer AK, says:” The GAK does not want to comment further on the matter. We are looking to continue to have a de-escalating effect on our fans. “
October 18, 2022 (change October 18, 2022 | 16:31)
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