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Borussia Dortmund Defender Mats Hummels Supports Ruhr Derby Ticket Boycott

Borussia Dortmund Defender Mats Hummels Supports Ruhr Derby Ticket Boycott

Mats Hummels has spoken out in support of the planned boycott of the Ruhr derby by his own fans.

Borussia Dortmund centre-half Mats Hummels revealed his sympathy for those involved in the planned boycott of the Ruhr Derby against Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.

"The fans understand that it's too expensive," the 21-year-old told 90elf. "I would return my ticket."

Dortmund fans have planned a boycott after Schalke decided to increase ticket prices for away fans to €22 for standing room. The price hike is approximately 50% on the norm. Many Dortmund fans purchased tickets before the increase, but are now considering returning theirs for a refund in protest.

This fall's Ruhr derby will be held on September 19 in Gelsenkirchen.

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