Gröditz is a small town near Dresden in the eastern German state of Saxony. Like most other parts of Germany, the refugees that were welcomed into the area last year have ended up enriching the local culture in unexpected ways, not all of them pleasant.
The following report from Bild describes a attack on amateur soccer players by “refugees” that occurred earlier this month in Gröditz. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation:
After amateur tournament in Riesa
Refugees beat soccer players with iron bars
Riesa — A brutal incident took place after a soccer tournament in Gröditz by Riesa. A group of approximately twenty refugees assaulted two amateur kickers (25, 27) of the SV Frauenhain. The men were beaten with iron bars, and had to be taken to the hospital.
Police spokeswoman Ilka Rosenkranz confirmed the incident to BILD: “This incident did happen early Sunday morning around 3:45 in Gröditz.”
So far it is known that about twenty thugs, who according to witness reports live in the nearby refugee home, were chasing the two soccer players through town first. The SV Frauenhain explained in a statement: “On the night of February 7, two of our players of the SV Frauenhain were attacked by a mob of 20 or so North Africans who were armed with iron bars. They were chased them through town and beaten so badly they had to be hospitalized.”
By the way: In the press release from the Dresden Police on Sunday not one word was mentioned about the attack. When BILD asked on Sunday, no information about the attack was provided then, either.