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Eintracht Frankfurt fans resorted to drastic measures after they were banned from attending their club's UEFA Europa Conference League Matchday 6 fixture against Aberdeen in Scotland on Thursday.
The travelling German supporters were filmed standing atop a hill opposite Aberdeen's famous Pittodrie Stadium.
Those inside the stadium were cold enough in northern Scotland, we can only imagine how numb the fingers and toes of those Eintracht fans must have been by full-time.
Aberdeen continued a remarkble streak of success at home against Bundesliga sides dating back to 1972 when they defeated Eintracht 2-0.
Why were Eintracht Frankfurt fans banned at Aberdeen?
After lighting fireworks and throwing objects during a 9 November group stage game away to HJK Helsinki, Eintracht Frankfurt fans were banned from attending the next away fixture at Aberdeen. The club was also fined £26,200 by UEFA.
There were, however, many Eintracht fans in Aberdeen on matchday. First of all, 200 were still allowed inside the stadium, those given VIP tickets by UEFA, which is mandatory even with stadium bans in place.
Furthermore, with no long history of European competition, Eintracht Frankfurt fans are keen to make the most of their time in the competition and so travelled over ticketless to enjoy the experience.
What did the Eintracht Frankfurt fans do in Aberdeen?
After being banned from attending the UEFA Europa Conference League fixture, Eintracht fans found a hill opposite Pittodrie Stadium and watched the game from there, supporting their team while they did so. Unfortunately their side didn't respond to the incredible dedication, instead falling to a 2-0 defeat.
Watch: Banned Eintracht Frankfurt fans watch Aberdeen defeat on hill
Eintracht Frankfurt supporters were banned from attending their Conference League game here in Aberdeen today, so a few hundred still turned up and stood on top of a hill opposite Pittodrie stadium. It must have been absolutely freezing up there. pic.twitter.com/g2IFBnTdwH
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