By Chris Wright
Mario Götze has made a cracking start to life as a Bayern Munich player, forcing his new employers into issuing a formal apology to their long-standing kit provider Adidas after turning up to his official unveiling with a mahoosive Nike logo emblazoned across his chest!
Given that Bayern have been an Adidas club since forever, having their new €37million No.19 greet the press for the first time while proudly wearing the marque of their biggest rivals didn’t go down particularly well, with Bayern’s media director Markus Hörwick telling Bild:
“We were called by Adidas and we apologized that this happened. Mario Götze is authorised by his contract with Nike to wear their football boots during games, but he must of course meet the needs of our kit handler at official events like [his unveiling].
“Götze’s shirt regretfully passed us by in the general hustle and bustle that surrounded the event and we have assured Adidas that this will not happen again.”
Adidas spokesman Oliver Brüggen gave a fabulously German interpretation of his company’s reaction to Götze’s sartorial gaffe: “We were negatively surprised.”
Well, that’s that then!