Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke caused a corona scandal at the DFB Cup quarter-finals for his team against Gladbach.
Mönchengladbach - In the Bundesliga * BVB is lagging miles behind this season, in the Champions League * the way to the pot is also extremely rocky.
How good it is from Dortmund's point of view that you are now in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup *.
With FC Bayern Munich, the biggest competitor is already out of the competition - the chances of winning a title are great!
To do this, the Borussia must of course first win the semi-finals and finals.
With Mönchengladbach one of the remaining Bundesliga clubs has now been knocked out of the competition.
Black-yellow * prevailed 1-0 in an intense game - but the victory may have been paid dearly.
Raphael Guerreiro was substituted in the early stages, Jadon Sancho immediately after his decisive goal.
Both had muscular problems.
Will you be fit in time for the Bundesliga classic against FC Bayern Munich on Saturday evening?
Borussia Dortmund in the cup semifinals - BVB boss Aki Watzke freaks out in the stands
With or without the star duo - against Bayern it will be a nerve-wracking duel for BVB *.
Will managing director Aki Watzke then have himself under control?
A scene from the cup quarter-finals caused a lot of explosive substance: the TV pictures show the BVB boss jumping up from his place in the stands, tearing his mask off his face and angrily roaring towards the square.
To do this, he gestures wildly.
It goes without saying that such pictures are an absolute no-go in Corona times.
When your team progresses in the DFB Cup and you're still angry.
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Watzke apparently demanded the end of the game after the five minutes of stoppage time had long since expired.
From the movements of his lips, he could have yelled, "Now blow the whistle, you idiot!"
At that very moment - after six minutes and 30 seconds of stoppage time - the final whistle sounded.
The reactions of the fans were of course not long in coming.
One user posted Watzke's outburst and wrote: “If your team gets through in the DFB Cup and you're still angry.” Another said: “Why can't we just agree that Rummenigge and Watzke are idiots?
What btw should have been common knowledge for years ... “.
A Twitter user went further and asked: "Oh, can you take off the mask if you behave antisocially and improperly ?!"
Aki Watzke: BVB boss is upset about stoppage time - and takes off his mask
The hygiene concept clearly states that all spectators in the stands must wear a mask during the game.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of FC Bayern, has recently been repeatedly criticized for wearing his mask under his nose *.
Watzke is now going a clear step further - on Saturday the two officials will meet for the classic.
Of course, comparisons were quickly made on Twitter: “Watzke tears off his mask and then pokes around.
If Kalle had done that ... "
From Watzke himself there was initially no statement about the incident - it is quite possible that the BVB boss will shortly comment on the mask gate.
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