Sebastien Haller received ‘excessive ridicule’.
Borussia Dortmund recorded a 2-2 draw with Mainz in the final round of the 34th round of the German Bundesliga in the 2022-23 season held at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany on the 27th at 10:30 pm (Korean time). Dortmund, who only gained 1 point with a draw on the day, tied the score with Bayern Munich, who won 3 points at the same time, but failed to win the championship as they were pushed behind on goal difference.스포츠토토
After the 2011-12 season, about 11 years. Dortmund tried to put the ‘Munich world’ to rest. There were plenty of possibilities. Only one game left on the schedule. Dortmund had a two-point lead over ‘second place’ Munich until this game. Regardless of the result of Munich’s match, if they won 3 points, they could win the championship on their own.
However, the situation flowed according to the ‘worst-case’ scenario. In the 15th minute of the first half, Andreas Hanze-Olsen scored the opening goal and allowed the lead, and in the 24th minute of the first half, Kareem Onishiwo, who received a pass from Lee Jae-sung, scored an additional goal, widening the score. The first half ended 0-2. At the same time, Dortmund ‘must’ win as Munich was ahead of Cologne.
The attack was driven in the second half. In the 24th minute of the second half, Rafael Guerreiro scored a comeback goal and started the chase. However, no additional goals were scored as time passed. Nicklas Sule scored an equalizer at the end of the second half, but Dortmund’s chance to win the title was wiped out as Munich beat Cologne.
That’s how Dortmund missed the opportunity to ‘win’ that was right in front of their eyes. Afterwards, ‘Troll Football’, which delivers football news, mocked Dortmund’s championship through social media. As much as they often dealt with caricatured content, this time their behavior was just a ‘prank’.
However, there is a line that must be observed even when playing jokes. They mocked Haller for overcoming his battle with ‘testicular cancer’, but the content was rather provocative. They posted Haller’s photo and wrote, “Cancer won, but Munich didn’t.”
This immediately became controversial. Fans harshly criticized the media’s actions. Nick Anderton, who retired from Bristol Rovers due to osteosarcoma cancer, was also shocked, saying, “What did I see. I can’t believe it.”