Dynamo Dresden fined for fans throwing bull's head

Dynamo Dresden have been fined after their fans threw a severed bull's head near the pitch during a match against Leipzig, a team bankrolled by the Red Bull energy drink maker.

The incident happened Aug. 20 during a DFB Pokal game between second-division Dynamo and Leipzig.

Leipzig were promoted into the top tier this season and are equal on points with Bayern Munich after 10 rounds. The team routinely meets with hostile reception from rival fans who object to its commercial links to Red Bull.

Dynamo were fined €60,000 by the German football federation (DFB) on Monday. They will also have to close a section of their stands for one match.

Dresden police also said Monday they had identified seven people who were involved in the incident. They face misdemeanor charges.