Dortmund evacuate their HQ after receiving very strange delivery

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Some things are just bigger than football.

Every now and again, the football world comes together after a sad event takes place that goes beyond the pitch.

Borussia Dortmund feared such an event was about to take place on Wednesday.

Their offices in Rheinlanddamm were forced into lockdown and evacuated when employees found a mysterious envelope full of a suspicious substance.

Up to 40 firefighters were called to the scene as fears of a chemical terror attack started to become a reality.

You may recall a similar attack taking place back in the states in 2001, where two Democrat senators and several media outlets were sent envelopes containing poisonous substances.

However, after some tests, it turns out the substance was nothing more than harmless, tasty icing sugar.

"Big thanks to the Dortmund fire brigade. We received a suspicious envelope with white powder today," Dortmund said in a statement.

"For security reasons, we evacuated the building completely for about one hour. The powder was investigated in a mobile laboratory.

"We got the results at 17:20: icing sugar. Right now, all Borussia staff are working again."

Phew. It's a rather tasteless joke for anyone to pull and lord knows why Dortmund were targeted, but at least everyone at the club was safe.

Thomas Tuchel's men currently sit third in the Bundesliga table, but they are a good 16 points behind the league leaders Bayern Munich.

They are, however, in the final eight of the Champions League this season and with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Abuamayeng and Marcos Reus in attack amongst many, many other, they have every chance of upsetting the big boys this season.

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