Fair Play in the upper League: the coach persuades the players to own goal

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Stuttgarter Kickers
On the fair play account pays: top League coach who persuaded a player to own goal

Kickers-Trainer Ramon Gehrmann had to laugh after the game is still good. Just before half-time he had persuaded Luke Kling (left) to an own goal.

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An own goal from 40 meters on Saturday in the top League of Baden-Württemberg for the attention. Luke Kling shot in the wrong direction, because his coach had convinced him to. In the cabin, the gesture of fair play from Coach Ramon Gehrmann was not at all good.

Some years ago, the Stuttgarter Kickers in the German Amateur football versa swallowed. On Saturday afternoon, the club returned with a remarkable action in football Germany. In the game report of the match against the FC she is in the 45. Minute, an own goal noted. Of a bad luck bird, you can’t speak to the scorer in this case. Because Luke Kling shot the ball deliberately on the goal of his Keepers – and let the Ball pass. But how it came to this strange action?

Intention or verstolpert: Kickers-Trainer Gehrmann accommodating

In the 44. Minute of the game, hitting a Kickers player in a defense, and unhappy with his opponent. The Nöttinger remains on the lawn. One of his teammates gets to the Ball and stumbles him to the sideline. Of the supposed infraction on rattles, but from the throw-in for the Stuttgarter Kickers, a counter, the Kickers striker Christian Gilés 2:0 flush develops. So far So normal.

However, the Nöttinger players complain the goal immediately when referee Jürgen Schätzle. And refer, apparently, to the unwritten football rule that the Ball is returned to the opposing team when this has promoted the game device intentionally to From. “Many of my players had the impression that the Ball had been spun brackets and don’t intend to play”, try Kickers-Trainer Ramon Gehrmann later, in a statement. He had discussed the gate with the Nöttinger coach and the referee – and the referee had assured him that it had been the intention. Gehrmann proves size and persuaded his players to an exceptional action. She pushes the Ball from the kick-Kickers player Luke Kling in the foot. The spinning and sunk the ball with a flat shot from 40 meters in own box. Keeper Bromma does not interfere.

Catholic Gehrmann entertained journalists

According to coach Gehrmann his gesture of fair play came in the cabin is not entirely on understanding. And the wards of the 46-Year-old in mid-term would have increased two-not even on a 4:1 would not be expired the Interviews after the game no doubt so loose. With a smile, the Coach explained in a press conference the journalists to the scene of the twelfth match day of the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg. He was a Catholic, and as above there is an account that you could cash in or cash out. This Time you have to pay something and now, hopefully, a little balance, Gehrmann.

js / DPA

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