Union Berlin fined for car park party with fans
Late Friday, the DFL slapped fines on Union, club captain Christopher Trimmel and midfielder Sheraldo Becker after a group of players held a makeshift party with fans in the stadium car park following Tuesday's 1-0 home win over Paderborn.
A year after their promotion, the home victory, played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, confirmed that Union will play a second season in Germany's top flight.
However, the DFL took a dim view of images of the players' party, which "had obviously violated general hygiene and infection protection standards", said the league a statement.
"This can be seen in video recordings that have been published on social networks, among others."
Both players were put into isolation until they returned two negative tests for COVID-19.
Trimmel captained Union at Hoffenheim in the league on Saturday with Becker left out of the match squad.