Hoffeinheim Players Get In Trouble For Being “Rude”By: The Offside | February 15th, 2013
Let’s get right to the juicy part. The intro for the story of two Hoffenheim players being booted from a local carnival on the grounds of “rude behavior” began as such:
The goalkeeper Tim Wiese, who was dropped from the squad for an unspecified spell in January due to poor form, and the midfielder Tobias Weis were ejected after an incident in the men’s toilets.
Now how on earth might that have been taken out of context, Reuters?
In truth, there was lots of alcohol and a girl involved.
Okay. Maybe that’s worse. Here’s the rest of it:
Weis, 27, said the incident was a misunderstanding. “As the ladies’ toilets were packed, I took my girlfriend Derya to the gents,” he told Bild. “As a result security got involved. That’s when the trouble started.”
Hoffenheim’s general manager, Andreas Müller, said: “Generally we understand that players are entitled to a private life and deserve a break from their professional duties.
The players have subsequently been punished for the black mark this has caused the club. Though let’s hope this whole “punished for rude behavior” thing doesn’t catch on, because a lot of athletes would then be in trouble.