Daily Shorts

The Herald's lighthearted look at the world of sport

Daily Shorts: Player pours beer over presenter

German TV presenter Markus Othmer, is sprayed with beer by Bayern Munich player Thomas Mueller. Photo / AP
German TV presenter Markus Othmer, is sprayed with beer by Bayern Munich player Thomas Mueller. Photo / AP

From ghost fouls to A-Rod shaving his legs, Daily Shorts looks at the light-hearted side of sport.

Bundesliga side Bayern Munich have a recent tradition where they celebrate a title by drinking, and spilling, huge three-litre glasses of wheat beer.

In the picture, Thomas Mueller continued the tradition to soak TV presenter Markus Othmer.

Frenchman Franck Ribery reportedly wasn't too happy when teammate Jermome Boateng drenched him with beer after clinching last year's title. Ribery is a Muslim and does not drink. But it seems happy enough to pour it on other people.

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Meanwhile it looks like Boateng found a new victim in Toni Kroos.

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Fun fact: The Paulaner brewery provides fans with 100 litres of free beer for every Bayern goal.

That old chestnut
Former Ole Miss basketball star Marshall Henderson caused an uproar when he tweeted that he was boycotting ESPN's Sportscenter show after it showed openly gay NFL draftee Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend.

Miami Dophins safety Don Jones was forced to apologise by the franchise after he tweeted "Horrible" after Sam was drafted. But Henderson had an excuse, sorry that should read reason, for his tweets.



He's been doing it all day ref
West Ham's Matt Taylor took a strange tumble against Manchester City with no other player around him.

Breaking news
We're not going to question another newspaper's news judgment or frontpage decisions but we don't think those are Alex Rodriguez' real legs.


Athlete of the day
Harry Taylor, 93 of Bexley, Christchurch, competed in the 2014 World Veteran Table Tennis Championships at Trusts Arena yesterday. Taylor is the oldest male competitor.


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