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Dortmund Respond To Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Apology For Calling Them ‘Sons Of Bitches’ By Offering Him Singing Lessons

By Chris Wright

Several days ago a video circulated that showed a slightly squiffy Bastian Schweinsteiger singing anti-Borussia Dortmund chant “BVB, sons of bitches” at a party somewhere.

Schweinsteiger’s antics caused a minor furore in Bundesliga circles and so, as a damage limitation exercise, the Bayern Munich midfielder issued a video apology via his official Facebook page, with Schweini filming himself humbly mumbling:

“Hello, I’m sending you all a message from my holidays, as it’s come to my attention that a video of me has found its way onto the internet.

“I’d like to say sorry to all fans, players and officials at Borussia Dortmund.

“I won’t try to play this down – it’s obviously a well known fan song, but I didn’t want to insult anyone with the offensive word.

“It’s important for me to articulate that now. I get on with all Dortmund players really well, especially Kevin Grosskreutz.

“It was an unhappy situation, so sorry again to all Dortmunders, I hope the fans will understand it. All the best, I hope everything’s okay again.”

“Yours, Basti.”

See? Some of his best friends are Kevin Grosskreutz.

Anyway, Dortmund have since responded to formally accept Schweinsteiger’s apology, emitting the following message via their official Facebook page…

Translation…

Dear Bastian Schweinsteiger,

It’s not a problem that after winning the World Cup (for which we’d like to congratulate you, by the way!) to have a beer (or two) and to let emotions run free and to say some inappropriate things.

We see you as a great and fair athlete so of course we’ll accept your video apology.

We wish you a great vacation in Croatia.

Borussia Dortmund.

P.S.: if you’re ever thinking of taking singing lessons, let us know. We’d love to help you!

Next step: Schweinsteiger in a Dortmund shirt and Grosskreutz in a Bayern shirt, shaking hands and hugging manfully atop the Brandenburg Gate as yellow, red and blue fireworks illuminate the night skies over Berlin and David Hasselhof plays “Lookin’ For Freedom” live on the concourse below.

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By Chris on July 28th, 2014 in Bundesliga, Media, Newsnow, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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3 Responses to “Dortmund Respond To Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Apology For Calling Them ‘Sons Of Bitches’ By Offering Him Singing Lessons”

  1. Dave says:

    I much prefer the version the ‘see translation’ button gives. It’s good that they haven’t made a barrel over it.

    Dear Bastian Schweinsteiger, drinking a beer after a won – World Cup (which once again warmly congratulations!) times that emotions out and one or other reckless vocal utterance makes that – given and no problem! We have kept you for a fair sportsman, had never made up a barrel due to your song and accept your video apology but – of course -.

    We wish you nice holidays in Croatia!

    Borussia Dortmund P.S.: off at an angle can be made just. If you ever need singing lessons, just let know. We always love to help.

  2. Sherman the German says:

    “Schweinsteiger in a Dortmund shirt and Grosskreutz in a Bayern shirt, shaking hands and hugging manfully atop the Brandenburg Gate as yellow, red and blue fireworks illuminate the night skies over Berlin and David Hasselhof plays “Lookin’ For Freedom” live on the concourse below.”

    As a German…I’d love to see that! :)

  3. Ross says:

    If this had of been a uk based player singing about another club there would be hell on, the media wouldn’t let it settle!

    Good to see common sense prevail and of course a little banter

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