We’ve seen bars troll sports teams with their sidewalk signs plenty of times. But one pub took it to the next level—by refusing to correctly spell Borussia Mönchengladbach’s name correctly, causing them to adopt #AGermanTeam.
Ahead of Wednesday’s game, this pub decided it wasn’t worth trying to spell out the 23-letter name of Borussia Mönchengladbach, who took on Celtic in the Champions League. Instead, the pub just called them “a German team.” The team commonly known as “Gladbach” wound up beating Celtic 2-0, and their Twitter account had plenty of fun with the bar’s joke.
This is pretty funny and surprisingly original. As you can see in the tweet, Gladbach decided to adopt it as its Twitter name and even turned it into the #AGermanTeam hashtag.
Good night from #aGermanTeam!
Gladbach wasn’t alone. Arsenal played Bulgarian team Ludogorets Razgrad so a bar just simply wrote “Arsenal vs. (Somewhere in Bulgaria).”
It’s nice to see this type of humor from a professional team. We could use more of this from sports teams here in the U.S., especially those who struggle. Gladbach has only this win in Champions League play, and they’re third in Group C behind Barcelona and Manchester City, but that hasn’t stopped them from having fun along the way.