It is now certain, Schalke 04 will go down in second German devision. In great difficulty all season, the Gelsenkirchen club will leave the elite. After the loss to Arminia Bielefeld, the players were entitled to the anger of the supporters.
It is a historical monument of the German elite who are about to descend to the floor below. After his loss to the promoted Arminia Bielefeld, Schalke 04 is officially relegated to the second division after more than 30 years in the Bundesliga.
With now 13 points behind the potential play-off, Hertha Berlin four days from the end, the Gelsenkirchen club will experience the fourth relegation in its history, just ten years after playing a Champions League semi-final (against Manchester United).
With five rounds to go to the end of the championship, Schalke 04 has won only 2 of his 29 games played so far. Proof of a lost stability, the “Royal Blue” are at 5 coaches passed on the bench this season. The fifth, Dimitrios Grammozis, was recruited with the promise of remaining in post in the second division.
Insults and … egg throwing
Defeated on the lawn of Arminia Bielefeld (1-0), the Schalke players had the right to a restless return. Fans did not hesitate to express their dissatisfaction with the face displayed by their team this season as relegation is no longer in doubt.
The supporters of the German formation then threw insults and eggs on their players. Actions strongly condemned by the Gelsenkirchen club in an official press release:
“The frustration and anger of the supporters are understandable after the raid. But we will never tolerate the use of physical violence. We strongly condemn these acts.”