Frictions between players and ex-clubs are a daily occurrence in football. A Schalke professional now shows humor.
Gelsenkirchen – breathe a sigh of relief at Schalke. In a 3-1 win against VfL Bochum, S04 was able to win its first win and scoop up three important points against a direct competitor in the fight for relegation. One person was particularly happy: Sebastian Polter.
Schalke striker Sebastian Polter counters hate comment: reaction surprised
The FC Schalke 04 striker scored his first goal for the Royal Blues with his last-minute goal after a free kick by Mohr in added time. A stone has visibly fallen from his heart. This was also reflected in his exuberant goal celebration. He ran towards the north curve.
What makes the whole thing particularly explosive: Sebastian Polter switched from VfL Bochum to the “Knappen” during the summer break. His extensive celebration after his goal against his ex-employer met with annoyance among many Bochum fans.
Schalke 04: Sebastian reacts with humor on Twitter
What shouldn’t have improved the mood among the fans is that their ex-striker, of all people, sealed the sixth defeat in a row. They vented their frustration on Twitter. A Twitter user wrote: “You know, dear @polti1991 (Sebastian Polter, editor’s note), thanks for the cheering you… I won’t say what I want to say, otherwise I’ll be banned for life”.
Hate comments and abuse are not uncommon among public figures. However, how the Schalke striker reacts to it. He took the still mild comment as an opportunity to respond with a dose of irony. The S04 attacker wrote: “You don’t need it, my mailbox is full of it”.
Schalke 04 defeats VfL Bochum: Sebastian Polter scores against the former club
When another user asked scornfully if he could read at all, the S04 professional replied: “No, too many headers.”
Sebastian Polter and the fans of VfL Bochum will probably no longer be friends this season. It will be exciting when the striker meets his old place of work in the second half of the season. He will hardly be greeted with shouts of joy.