By Chris Wright
There’s a fairly good chance you’ve seen this by now but you’ll have to forgive me as I’m playing catch-up today following my week in the wilderness.
Anyway, there were heart-warming scenes which followed the final whistle of Stuttgart’s 3-2 home defeat against Borussia Dortmund on Friday.
Shortly after Timo Baumgartl’s costly under-hit back-pass saw Marco Reus race through to score Dortmund’s third and final goal in the 89th minute, several Stuttgart fans rallied around the distraught 18-year-old defender and consoled him as best they could…
Bravo. So lovely to see.
No barracking, no haranguing, no booing – just real supporters doing their bit to help restore a teenage player’s fragile confidence.
Something tells us the lad will be just fine. With a name like Timo Baumgartl, he’s pretty much destined for stardom.