In just 2 years, from Bundesliga to Bundesliga! 20,000 people booed en masse, and only one could leave with their heads held high
In the second leg of the Bundesliga relegation play-offs, Bielefeld was defeated 2-1 at home by Wayne, and the aggregate score of the two legs was 1-6, and it was relegated twice in a row.
Despite little hope of a comeback from 4-0 down in the first leg, 23,433 people were still on hand to watch Bielefeld's last home game of the season.
But Bielefeld fans still haven't calmed down, pulling banners in the stands to protest, accusing all 11 people on the pitch of being mercenaries. When the team's players were read out on the pitch radio, all 10 except captain Fabian Cross were booed.
Captain Fabian Cross also lived up to expectations, breaking the balance for the team in the opening four minutes, giving Bielefeld fans a glimmer of hope. But that hope was quickly extinguished, and they conceded two goals before the end of the first half to instantly make it 2-1 for Wayne, and the score was held until the end of the game. In the end, Bielefeld lost 1-2 at home, 1-6 on aggregate.
Since the reintroduction of the relegation play-offs in 2009, Bielefeld has been relegated twice as a Bundesliga, while Wayne has been promoted both times as a Bundesliga.
Bielefeld played in the Bundesliga last season and will be playing in the Bundesliga next season. Between 2009 and 2011, Bielefeld also went from Bundesliga to Bundesliga in just three years. In 2011, Fabian Cross officially joined the team and has been playing ever since.