When most people rip their pants in public, they get embarrassed and change them at the first opportunity. But not Bayern Munich’s leader of men, Pep Guardiola. Guardiola isn’t most people.
The day began with Bayern in a 3-1 deficit, due to a surprising spanking in its first leg against Porto at Estádio do Dragão. But that was before the opening whistle. Although there was a steep hill to climb, Bayern still had a lifeline: one more leg to stake its claim on a Champions League semifinal spot.
The players seemed ready, and Pep, dressed immaculately, as usual, stood on the sideline wearing a white shirt, a skinny black tie, a black sweater, and a fitted grey suit. His suit pants were definitely not torn.
But by the time he was hugging Jerome Boateng on the sideline in the 22rd minute, Guardiola’s pants were definitely open for business.
One would think that, at halftime, Guardiola might decide to slip into something a little less drafty on the thighs.
Not Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola doesn’t give a damn. He’ll hug you. Way after he decided to take off his jacket, because his jacket was obstructing the breeze, probably.
Everyone on the field is wearing shorts anyway, and even if they weren’t, what’s the big deal? Thighs need air, too.
Pep Guardiola is a grown-ass man. He can wear whatever he wants wherever he wants.
Bayern destroyed Porto 6-1 on the night, and 7-4 on aggregate.