Hamburg have been relegated for the first time in the club's history - and opposition fans aren't going to let them forget it.
Previously the only Bundesliga club to never have been relegated since its foundation in 1963, Hamburg even have a clock in their Volksparkstadion counting the length of their top-tier stay.
Incredible last day of Bundesliga season. 36 goals, Hoffenheim in CL as are Dortmund (only just), Bayern hammered at home and Hamburg down. The clock’s still ticking, though it shouldn’t be... pic.twitter.com/Z9ZF13gV6e— Andy Brassell (@andybrassell) May 12, 2018
However, those 55 years are at an end.
A 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach was not enough, as Liverpool loanee Divock Origi scored to help rivals Wolfsburg to a 4-1 season-saving win.
After 54 years, the historic clock that has indicated Hamburg's stay in the Bundesliga has zeroed out. pic.twitter.com/n98Quzni08— 🐺 Serie A pants boy (@Klimberginho) May 12, 2018
Monchengladbach fans brought along their own clock, in the form of a banner, counting down the minutes until Hamburg's relegation were confirmed.
What a diabolical way for Moenchengladbach fans to tease Hamburg:
a choreography about how many minutes Hamburg is far from being relegated, changing the minutes as the clock goes by pic.twitter.com/ZzS8jHL3CP— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) May 12, 2018
Hamburg are about to be relegated for the first time in their history and the Monchengladbach fans in the away end have a clock counting down to it. Absolute world class shithousery.. pic.twitter.com/4st3ALTdPL— Ryan O'Meara (@_omeara_r) May 12, 2018
Gladbach fans have a banner counting down the time to relegation. 😒 pic.twitter.com/gTLe2aSdZj— HSV News English (@HSVnewsEN) May 12, 2018
Every bit of credit to Gladbach fans for this ingenious bit of rustling. pic.twitter.com/BCaFywz4MB— Rhys 🏴 (@rwAFCW) May 12, 2018
Gladbach fans with a clock banner that is counting down to 0 is amazing. Best fan display of the season hahahaha— I hate football (@simondopp) May 12, 2018
The impending relegation sparked fiery fan demonstrations, which forced the police to intervene.
Scenes now at Hamburg, their match is halted in the 90th minute as a section of fans react angrily to the first Bundesliga relegation in the club's history. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/01UfRC2cQN— Football Away Days (@sportingawayday) May 12, 2018
Still, nice to see Hamburg have taken relegation well. pic.twitter.com/6SQ0pemcjV— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 12, 2018
The match was completed after a ten-minute delay, and then the clock hit zero.