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German club investigated for severed bull’s head at game vs. Red Bull-owned team

Canada v Nigeria: Group A - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011

DRESDEN, GERMANY - JULY 05: A general view of the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion after an electrical power outage during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 Group A match between Canada and Nigeria at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion on July 5, 2011 in Dresden, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

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The early leader in the clubhouse for weirdest soccer news story of the week…

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) The German football federation is investigating an incident during which fans of home team Dynamo Dresden allegedly threw a severed bull’s head in front of the stand with RB Leipzig supporters during a German Cup match.

The Leipzig team is sponsored by the Austrian energy drink maker Red Bull and has met with hostility from other clubs’ fans because of its financial clout. The RB initials in its name officially stand for “RasenBallsport” (Lawn Ball Sport).

RB Leipzig, which won promotion to the top division last season, lost on penalties to second-tier Dresden in Saturday’s cup match.

The Leipzig club called the incident “simply tasteless.”

A photo of the protest in question can be seen here, if you’re into that kind of thing (warning: very graphic).