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Borussia Dortmund Have Just Ended RB Leipzig With 10 Year Challenge Post

Borussia Dortmund Have Just Ended RB Leipzig With 10 Year Challenge Post

RB Leipzig's meteoric rise to the Bundesliga has caused outrage in recent years, mainly because of their relationship with Red Bull.

The club started life in the fifth division of German football but the Austrian energy drink manufacturer bought their licence, changed their name and gave the side a transfer budget of £85 million.

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Many believe the fact Leipzig have been funded by Red Bull in their incredible journey from the fifth division to the Bundesliga 'contradicts all sporting and emotional values.'

Image: PA
Image: PA

In the past, a number of Borussia Dortmund fans even refused to to travel to the game against Leipzig.

But despite many people's feelings towards their incredible rise to the top division of German football, the club are a success in the current division, sitting in fourth place.

That being said, Borussia Dortmund are 11 points clear of Ralf Ragnick's side.

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To celebrate the 10 year challenge, while having a massive dig at the club, Dortmund aimed a brutal post towards their rival.

RB Leipzig were actually founded in May, 2009, so technically the above post is factually correct.

As mentioned earlier, Leipzig have been funded by Red Bull in their incredible journey from the fifth division of German football to the Bundesliga, meaning some Dortmund fans refused to travel to the game on Saturday.

Instead they watched Dortmund's youth team play at their old ground, Rote Erde.

A statement from a supporters group read: 'The construct of the newly promoted side from Leipzig stands against everything that we associate with football.

'It is scandalous that a purely commercial marketing branch of an Austrian drinks manufacturer may actually compete in Germany's top flight. This contradicts all sporting and emotional values.

'For us, the consequence is clear: We do not buy tickets and do not travel to BVB's away game in Leipzig.'

Thoughts on Leipzig's rise to the Bundesliga in recent years?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, post, Football, Borussia Dortmund, Germany, RB Leipzig, Twitter, reactions, 2019, Bundesliga

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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