Sead Kolasinac played 90 minutes as FC Schalke were relegated by Arminia Bielefeld on Tuesday, before being mobbed by anger supporters.
If we’re being honest, FC Schalke were already condemned to relegation before Tuesday, as they sat 13 points away from safety with just five games to go.
But they had a chance to prolong the inevitable and restore a bit of pride against relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld on Tuesday. As a result, you can understand why the fans were so unhappy to watch Schalke slip to their 21st defeat of the season – confirming that relegation.
Arsenal loanee Sead Kolasinac played the full 90 minutes, and he gave away the penalty in the 79th, catching an opponent after the ball was gone. Fortunately, it was saved and the blame for their 1-0 defeat went elsewhere.
The supporters were not happy with the way Schalke have limply surrendered this season though, and a number of them went as far as to chase the players down after the game.
De spelers van Schalke 04 moesten gisteren na de nederlaag vluchten voor een grote groep boze supporters die teleurgesteld waren over de degradatie. pic.twitter.com/1CNBZALfS4
— Voetbal Ultras (@VoetbalUltras) April 21, 2021
Schalke condemned the acts afterwards, which included eggs thrown at players and staff and flares and fireworks set off.
Despite some earlier reports that Kolasinac might join Schalke permanently even if they were relegated, you’d have to think it’s pretty unlikely. They haven’t improved since he’s joined on loan and he would have to take a big wage cut.
In all probability, Arsenal will be looking for other buyers in the summer window.