Hey Look! It’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar In A Miner’s Helmet!

Chris Wright

16th, January 2012

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By Chris Wright

With the Bundesliga currently ensconced on their mid-season break, Schalke 04 took the opportunity to send their players 1,000 metres below the surface of the Earth on a tour of the Auguste Victoria coal mine in Marl, Germany – what with the club originally being founded by miners back in 1904 and all.

The highlights? Well, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar got to wear a nice white helmet with a super cool torch on the front…

…and Kyriakos Papadopoulos resurfaced looking like he thoroughly enjoyed his day out down t’ pit was ready to force feed coal to the guy next to him until he burst at the – a little mining pun here for you all to enjoy – seams…

Not a happy bunny.

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6 Comments

  1. DJ says:

    I wonder what other football clubs were founded by the different trades and professions out there. Isn’t PSV an original Phillips factory workers team?

    Maybe if Man City were founded by Plumbers you’d see Balotelli fixing someone sink

  2. Urraca says:

    Arsenal is said to be found by workers on a munition factory, wasnt it?

  3. Conor says:

    Manchester United founded by railway workers, innit? Their old name was Newton Heath LYR, the LYR standing for ‘Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway’.

  4. werderbremen_rulez says:

    And ManShitty was founded by plumbers, right? ;)

  5. :) says:

    West Ham was founded by ironworkers (Thames Ironworks), who made warships for the army

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