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Don’t do it: Mario Gotze’s huge mistake at Bayern Munich unveiling

Jul 3, 2013, 3:22 PM EST

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What a way to start you career with the reigning European Champions.

Mario Gotze caused a huge amount of bad press for himself, as the German superstar was unveiled at Bayern Munich.

The former Borussia Dortmund attacker certainly didn’t get the memo, as he turned up to the press conference with a “Nike” T-shirt on, and as you can see, it wasn’t a discreet one.

Bayern Munich are not only sponsored by Adidas, but the German sportswear company are also huge shareholders in the club. Needless to say, they weren’t happy.

“These pictures have surprised us negatively,” Adidas spokesperson Oliver Bruggen said. “That’s a breach of contract, because that was an official appointment by Adidas partner FC Bayern.”

But the 21-year-old stud surely had no other motive than just wearing the shirt when he got up in the morning. Or did he?

Gotze’s agent has since said that Nike asked him to wear the shirt during his unveiling. However Nike have denied that claim and quite a bit of embarrassment has followed as Gotze walked away from the unveiling with proverbial egg on his face.

That being said, it was still a big day for the German international, despite his wardrobe malfunction.

(MORE: Gotze to miss Champions League final against new club Bayern)

Munich were delighted to get one of the hottest young talents in European soccer, after snatching Gotze away from Dortmund prior to their Champions League showdown last season. Gotze’s release clause of $55 million was met by Munich and Gotze revealed he has already had some encouraging words from manager Pep Guardiola.

“The first contact with Guardiola was something really special,” Gotze said. “He mainly asked how I feel and explained a bit of his philosophy to me. I want to achieve a lot with the team and play great football here.”

I’m sure your career at Munich will be great Mario. Well, as long as you wear Adidas…

  1. lfcrising - Jul 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    How is this Goetze’s mistake only and not Bayern’s? The club brought him out in front of the press, knowing two things: Goetze had swoosh on his shirt, and the club is partly owned by adidas. Pretty sure the club, through god knows how many marketing, press and communications officials that would be present at a fricking press conference unveiling a new signing, could have told Goetze he can’t wear the shirt, told him to turn it inside out, or given him a plain ol’ red shirt to wear. Lots of stupid to go around here. And to piss off the part owners of the club is quite a bit down the road of stupid.

    • mafemani - Jul 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      I couldnt agree more.

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