After Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was struck by three explosions on its way to Signal Iduna Park, their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco was postponed until 17:45 BST the next day.
And while this comes as an inconvenience to away fans especially, Dortmund began using the hashtag #bedforawayfans to help stranded supporters find somewhere to stay for the night.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 11, 2017
As a result, people started posting both requests for places to stay, as well as letting others know if they had any space to offer.
— Vespafoto (@vespafoto) April 11, 2017
And it didn’t take long before people started heaping praise on the German club for the social media initiative.
Social media proving its value, football fans proving people wrong…loving #bedforawayfans movement 👏👏
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) April 11, 2017
— Adam Virgo (@Adamvirgs19) April 11, 2017
— AS Monaco Mercato (@ASM_Mercato) April 11, 2017
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) April 11, 2017
Hopefully the result will be a full away end when the game gets under way.