Werder Bremen have admitted they flew a drone over Hoffenheim’s training ground in order to spy on them.
Hoffenheim reported an “unannounced drone flight” to police, just a day before they travelled to Bremen.
Hoffenheim told ESPN: “Whoever is responsible for it, over a third-party property or training ground, even more so in darkness, most of all it is a big security concern and exceeds by far the limit of covertly watching behind a fence.”
However, Bremen have sensationally admitted they were behind the drone as they admitted it was for analysis usage.
Bremen said in a statement: “Werder Bremen briefly brought a drone into action last Tuesday during TSG Hoffenheim’s training.
This is the result of a conversation between Werder CEO Baumann, head coach [Florian] Kohfeldt and employees of the analysis department.
“If those events at Hoffenheim led to a certain insecurity on the training pitch, I would like to apologise for it.”
Hoffenheim drew 1-1 at home with Bremen. Bremen lie tenth in the league while Hoffenheim sit three places above and three points ahead of their rivals.
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