Buying Its Way to the Bundesliga Red Bull Wants to Caffeinate Small Soccer Club

The energy drink manufacturer Red Bull is planning to pump millions into an obscure fifth-division soccer team in eastern Germany in a bid to get it into the Bundesliga. But loyal fans have reacted by staging protests and attacking the pitch with herbicides.
Leipzig's Central Stadium: Soon to be home to a Red Bull soccer powerhouse.

Leipzig's Central Stadium: Soon to be home to a Red Bull soccer powerhouse.

Foto: Jan Woitas/ picture-alliance/ dpa
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan