Borussia Dortmund's Kevin Grosskreutz accused of throwing kebab in fan's face

Ryan Bailey
May 6, 2014
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If you ever see Borussia Dortmund's Kevin Grosskreutz in the street, be careful not to anger him. Otherwise, you may end up with a face full of hot spicy doner kebab.

According to The Guardian, the German midfielder was out in Cologne on Sunday evening with teammate Julian Schreiber enjoying a delicious doner kebab. While chowing down, a fan wearing a Cologne shirt approached the BvB star and repeatedly shouted his name, apparently causing enough of a nuisance to end up with a face full of meat, pitta and chili sauce. Grosskreutz was subsequently slapped with an assault charge:

Police said on Tuesday that a complaint for bodily harm had been filed by the fan who alleges Grosskreutz threw the spicy kebab at him in Cologne, causing his eyes to burn. "We have now started an investigation into the claim," a Cologne police official said.

The 25-year-old midfielder denies throwing the middle eastern dish in the fan's face, insisting that he actually threw it to the ground. Here's his semi-apology:

"I saw the situation as being offensive and saw my private sphere violated," Grosskreutz told Bild newspaper. "Obviously I should have not thrown the kebab like that on the ground in public."

The final destination of the projectile food remains a spicy mystery, but with the DfB Pokal Final and a World Cup on the horizon, it might be a good idea for Grosskreutz to try and lay off the greasy street kebabs.

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