Let's not roll out the stereotype involving Germans and humour please. Monchengladbach have put that to bed quite emphatically.
Yes, we get it. Borussia Monchengladbach has a lot of letters. 23 of them in fact. It also has five Bundesliga titles, two UEFA Cup wins and a European Cup runners-up medal after losing to Liverpool in Rome in 1977 (below).
Jupp Heynckes, Berti Vogts and Gunter Netzer scribed their legends on Die Folen’s turf while Udo Lattek (below), Hennes Weisweiler and Dick Advocaat barked orders from the dugout.
So the least you could do is give them a google before you attempt to embark upon the consonant cacophony that is one of the most illustrious teams in German football.
Now, we know this well-meaning café/bar/alcohol-providing establishment were just having a bit of fun but, sadly, mispronunciation is a blight that continues to inflict the beautiful game and drive hipsters to distraction.
Seriously, is there anything more jarring than hearing Gordon Strachan, involved in the game for over 40 years, blurt out ‘Jooventus’ live in a swanky studio? Or Steve McManaman (below) admitting he knows very little about three-time Europa League winners ‘Seville’?
Now, we aren’t suggesting you fully embrace the complex palatal fricative of ‘Barthelona’ or adopt ‘Manchestah’ in its Gallagerian tongue, but we should fully expect that a little bit of light-hearted ignorance doesn’t always go down so well. Right Borussia Monchengladbach?
Having said that, we’d be interested to see how they’d go about tackling Stenhousemuir.