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Cologne fans respond to relegation by engulfing their stadium in black smoke

Dirty Tackle

Cologne fans like some lung damage with their relegation. (Reuters)

Cologne's final match of the season started with a nice send-off for Arsenal new boy Lu-Lu-Lu Lukas Podolski. Then they lost 4-1 to Bayern Munich, sealing their relegation and everything turned black.

After Thomas Muller scored Bayern's fourth in the 85th minute, Cologne fans started setting off black smoke bombs that prompted the referee to end the match a little early so the players could run for cover. A disappointed Podolski was the last man off.

The smoke got thicker and despite the heavy presence of riot police with their itchy pepper spray trigger fingers, the inevitable relegation pitch invasion played out...

Pepper spray defies gravity. (Getty)

The invaders win. (Getty)

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