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Bayern Munich have denied two popular English newspapers accreditation for the Champions League return leg against Manchester United next week after publishing disparaging headlines involving Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Bayern released an e-mailed statement condemning both The Sun and The Mirror for reporting in “disrespectful, discriminatory and personally abusive manner” on Schweinsteiger. Both papers had, perhaps foolishly, opted to play on the German word “Schwein,” which means “pig.”
We’re used to seeing edgy headline puns from the English press, but they seem to have crossed the line just a bit in this instance. We highly doubt, however, that a stadium ban will make them think twice next time.
A group of agitated United fans has raised enough funds to fly a plane over Old Trafford towing an anti-David Moyes banner. It’s the latest attempt by supporters to voice frustration over the first-year manager, who has led United to their worst season in the Premier League era.
According to The Guardian, the banner will likely read: “Wrong One - Moyes Out,” a cheeky response to the “Chosen One” banner that has hung at the Stretford End since the start of the season. The banner has increasingly drawn the ire of fans, for obvious reasons. In fact, after Tuesday’s derby loss to Man City, a whole ring of stewards had to guard it from potentially hostile fans:
— Manchester United (@MUFC_today)March 25, 2014
In a related story, the Manchester Evening News came up with a brilliant idea that might come in handy for us all: the “David Moyes Random Excuse Generator!”
Just like the Moyes, we all need a good excuse once in a while, and sadly, “the dog ate my homework” just doesn’t cut it anymore these days. Luckily, “Digital David” is now here to help us. You can test out the Excuse Generator here!
Sky Sports lists Moyes’ accomplishments
Manchester United disappointment Bebe has been anything but on his loan to Portuguese side Paços de Ferreira. He scored a breathtaking goal — one of several this season — that may give David Moyes something to think about as he tinkers with his roster for next season.
The talented 23-year-old Portuguese back-heel flicked the ball over his head and volleyed home against FC Arouca for a golazo that will surely be added to Bebe’s highlight reel.
Not happy. (Twitter/@BPFootball)
No, Liverpool fans. You are geniuses. (Pic via Twitter/@FootballFact101)
Well, this hasn’t gone according to plan. (Twitter/@GrantWahl)
Surprise! (Getty Images)
You could read the entirety of David Moyes’ open letter to Manchester United fans about his and the Red Devils’ shortcomings, but who has time for that?
Leave it to The Sun to put it succinctly:
Short, sweet and to the point. Perhaps Moyes should have focused less on being verbose and more on how he’s going to get United back to respectable footing.