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Former QPR defender apologises after climbing into stand to confront fan

Toni Leistner clashed with a Dynamo Dresden fan after last night’s cup defeat.

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HAMBURG’S TONI LEISTNER has issued an apology after climbing into the stands last night to confront a rival fan.

Hamburg lost 4-1 in the first round of the DFB Pokal to Dynamo Dresden, Leistner’s hometown club where he spent four seasons.

The defender — who joined Hamburg after leaving Queen’s Park Rangers last month — clashed with a Dresden fan in the stands after the final whistle.

“I received massive insults from the stand in my hometown after the game,” Leistner wrote in a statement posted to Instagram last night.

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“I can usually handle that. But then it went extremely and massively below the belt against my family, my wife and my daughter.

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“At that moment my fuse blew, especially as this was already an extremely emotional game for me.

“Something like this should never happen. I am a family man who wants to be a role model. I apologise completely for my behaviour and can only promise that – no matter what insults are thrown at me – something like this will never happen again.”

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