This dude literally added insult to injury.
Okay, so here’s what happened. In the German Cup quarterfinal between Borussia Dortmund and Dynamo Dresden, Marco Reus got injured and had to come off after about 20 minutes. From the video it looks like a relatively innocuous off-the-ball tap from Dennis Erdmann.
Erdmann then made fun of Reus for being a weak man.
“He ran into my knee and it bruised his leg,” Erdmann told Bild. “I used to play in the Kreisliga [the lowest division in Germany, which translates to the county leagues] and there you would have looked at the injury, rubbed it a bit and then continued to play. But I suppose in the Bundesliga business that is not way it is.”
Dresden plays in the third division.
Anyway, Dortmund wasn’t too happy. Coach Jurgen Klopp says Reus may miss the next Bundesliga game. And sporting director Michael Zorc handled the post-game jibe.
“Players who speak and act like he did do not belong on the football field,” Zorc said. “Not even in the same class.”
Fun side note: the Google translation of the “bruised” in Erdmann’s first sentence it reads as “brought the horses kiss” which is a delightful way of putting it. I’m going to spend the rest of the day thinking about horse kisses.