As you may recall, Marca Bartra launched a Twitter crusade earlier in the week in a bid to track down the one lone, brave Dortmund fan spotting sitting among a sea of Schalke supporters during last Saturday’s Ruhr derby.
Bartra’s quest was a success, with the Dortmund defender eventually being put in touch with Steffi Adam-Paap so he could invite her on a VIP trip to the club’s training ground.
Sure enough, come Thursday afternoon, the pair met face to face for the first time with Bartra handing over a signed jersey as promised…
— Marc Bartra (@MarcBartra) April 6, 2017
However, the fun and frolics didn’t end there, as Steffi’s Schalke-supporting husband Guido also came along for the ride – the pair having been sat together when the photo was taken.
Indeed, shortly after Bartra furnished his wife with a BVB jersey, Guido redressed the balance by presenting the Spaniard with his very own personalised Schalke shirt!
— Sebastian Kolsberger (@Kolsi85) April 6, 2017
“I owed that to my Blues,” Guido told ESPN FC, adding that he kept the Königsblauen shirt, which had Bartra’s name and No.5 squad number on the back, hidden in a plastic bag until the very end of the meeting.
Nice one Guido, you old rascal!