Now who said that Germans do not have a sense of humour?
Because I found myself tickled by the recent news coming from the Bundesliga rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich this week.
It is fair to say the two clubs have not seen eye-to-eye in recent weeks; that is accept of course when they quite literally met eye-to-eye when Jurgen Klopp and Matthias Sammer went toe-to-toe during a heated Bundesliga game between the two recently.
Dortmund have become increasingly frustrated at the way in which Bayern Munich have monopolised the league; such a monopoly that has certainly not seen Dortmund getting many a get out of jail free card in recent weeks.
Not only have the Bavarians nicked Mario Gotze from them but they have also been pretty persistent in their attempt to lure Robert Lewandowski away as well.
But of course Munich have quite epically won the Bundesliga title with about 100 games to spare after dominating Germany from day one. In fact their dominance has been so mind-numbingly superior that the club has reportedly offered refunds to fans season tickets.
It must be boring watching a team as good as this. In the search for perfection the Munich model has gone too far.
For Dortmund that meant they had to unfortunately pass over the title to their rivals this week leaving an empty space in a Perspex box in the Borussia Dortmund club museum - also known as the ‘Borusseum’.
But with the Champions League final between the great German rivals just around the corner they have taken the opportunity to rub in a painful reminder of Champions League finals past; by exhibiting the shirt and boot worn by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when he scored THAT last minute winner for Manchester United against the Bavarians in 1999.
Borussia Dortmund having fun before the CL final next week - by putting a Solskjaer jersey in their museum. Love it! twitter.com/storeha/status…— Svein T. Hansen (@storeha) May 16, 2013
With the Turkish league wrapped up I also hear that they are in negotiations to get Didier Drogba to run around the ‘Borusseum’ re-enacting his performance from the Champions League final last season.
Not really but a boy can dream right?
What do you make of the decision? Baiting a bear or clever mind games?
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