Former Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl has slammed the club’s fans for the way they treated current skipper Mats Hummels during their match against Wolfsburg.
The BVB faithful booed the 27-year-old every time he touched the ball and sang offensives songs about him throughout the match in reaction to last week’s revelation that he wanted to join rivals Bayern in the off-season.
Kehl is adamant Hummels has done nothing wrong and couldn’t understand why the fans were behaving in this way toward the defender.
“There is not really anything people can hold against him. He cannot be blamed for anything,” the 36-year-old told Hessischer Rundfunk.
“Not everybody will understand his desire to leave Dortmund for Bayern, but people simply have to accept it.
“The way the Dortmund fans treated him against Wolfsburg, I never experienced something like it before. This should not be happening, not at Borussia Dortmund.”
Hummels’ contract expires at the end of next season and Dortmund will be wanting to cash in on the player now instead of risk losing him for free, especially if he has set his sights on leaving anyway.
However, the club has a specific valuation for the player in mind and have categorically stated he will not be going anywhere if that figure is not met by the Bavarians.