GERMAN soccer is in shock after a lady claimed she was sexually assautled throughout a high league recreation.
The 22-year-old Schalke fan attended the Bundesliga facet’s house fixture towards Nuremberg on Saturday.
She insists she was repeatedly groped by a bearded stranger in the course of the match – then instructed to “take care of it” when complaining to stewards.
The lady, named solely as Katharina Okay, watched Schalke’s 5-2 win from the Nordkurve – the “North Finish” – house of the membership’s hardcore followers.
She instructed German paper Bild: “I went to the sport alone as my boyfriend needed to work that day.
“A cumbersome man with a woolly hat and a three-day beard put his arms on my bottom. At first I assumed he’d performed it by mistake.
“However he did not cease, after which instantly gave me a slap on the bum. I resisted, however he would not be deterred.
“When he tried to undo my bra I sought assist from a steward.
“However he instructed me: ‘These items occur – if you cannot take care of them it is best to watch the sport on TV as an alternative.’
“I went again to my seat, however the man approached me once more and put his hand inside my shorts.
“When I instructed my male pals they only laughed. It felt as if that they had all taken half within the assault.
“I felt so uncovered and helpless. It was horrible.”
Police in Schalke’s house metropolis Gelsenkirchen have launched an enquiry into Katharina’s allegations.
A spokesman mentioned: “We’re investigating a suspected sexual assault.
“We’re additionally analyzing whether or not the steward behaved unlawfully.”
Schalke spokeswoman Anja Kleine-Wilde added: “Now we have begun an inner enquiry into the accusations.
“We’re talking with our safety workers, and we wish to discover out if our stewards noticed something.
“That is one thing that we don’t tolerate in any type in our stadium.”
Over 62,000 individuals watched the sport on the Area AufSchalke.