Franck Ribery taunts Arminia Bielefeld fans

Ollie Irish

4th, December 2007

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After scoring a fine goal at struggling Arminia Bielefeld, Franck Ribery ran to the Bielefeld section, where he taunted the home fans, who had been giving him some gentle stick – Reuters Soccer Blog claims that the Bielefeld fans had been singing ‘We have Kamper, who needs Ribery?’, an ironic reference to their playmaker Jonas Kamper. Ribery then cupped his hand over his ear, a classic taunt. As he ran back to the halfway line, he had another go at the fans.
‘Ribery later told journalists (in French) that he couldn’t resist giving it back to them,’ Reuters reports.
Touch a nerve, Franck?

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  1. kaya says:

    Actually, scheiss means shit and not “who needs”. Could be self-deprecating/lost in translation, but supposedly he was heckled loudly the entire game. The french press notably more sympathetic when they interviewed him, asking him about how difficult it was for him to endure the endless taunts :)
    Is it really considered all that rude for a player to respond to heckling? The “talkie-hand”/”shushing” thing is quite common for players to do in american sports, and it’s on the gentler end of the response spectrum.

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