A German judge used a little creativity when it came time to sentence two 1860 München fans for assaulting a fan for the opposing Bayern München team. The two attackers were given a choice of 15 months in prison or each purchase a jersey and collectables for the team they opposed so much.
The incident occurred after a 2014 game between the two teams when the two men assaulted a Bayern München fan at a nearby subway station, ripping off his shirt and hat.
When the judge had to come up with a punishment to go with the 500 euro fine each man had to already pay, he thought, “what would really hurt them”? Being a 1860 München himself, he knew the anguish involved with buying the opponents gear.
Obviously wanting to avoid months in prison, the two offenders paid their fines and each purchased a Bayern scarf, hat and Jersey.