Schweinsteiger apologises to President Gauck for purported snub

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern Munich forward player who missed his penalty the night Chelsea claimed the Champions League final played on Saturday was paralysed with disappointed … Continue reading Schweinsteiger apologises to President Gauck for purported snub


Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern Munich forward player who missed his penalty the night Chelsea claimed the Champions League final played on Saturday was paralysed with disappointed that he claimed he did not see German President Joachim offer his hand to him.

Schweinsteiger apologised for the incident but said he did not intentionally snub Gauck as the team collected their medals following the penalty shootout defeat by Chelsea.

Schweinsteiger said on Bayern’s website that “It’s a misunderstanding,”.

The Bayern Munich forward man asked that people should place themselves in his shoes and look at the photo taken of him and the German President would see that after such a great disappointment, he was not aware of what was going on around him.

“I was desperate, disappointed, as if I was paralysed. I didn’t see the president’s hand.

“I’m sorry that in that moment I left the wrong impression. I would like to apologise to the president.”