Cologne issued an official
apology on Monday after two club supporters attacked Bayer
Leverkusen's Michal Kadlec and broke the defender's nose.
Czech international Kadlec was attacked early on Sunday
outside a nightclub where he had been with team-mates following
their 1-0 win over Hoffenheim and needed surgery on Monday to
fix his broken nose, Bayer Leverkusen said.
Leverkusen said the attackers were listed in a hooligan
directory as Cologne supporters, prompting an apology from their
"I was informed of Sunday's incident and immediately
contacted [Bayer boss] Wolfgang Holzhaeuser to apologise to
Michal Kadlec in the name of Cologne," Cologne Chief Executive
Claus Horstmann said in a statement.
"We are also offering our help in the criminal prosecution
of this case and will check what legal options we have
"It is not possible that players from other clubs cannot
freely move around Cologne."
Kadlec said he wanted to return to action this week against
Hannover 96 as his club battle for a European spot, even with the
help of a face mask.
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