Borussia Dortmund must be madder than hell. All their best players jump ship to their biggest rivals at the first opportunity.
It’s a vicious cycle of perpetual backstabbery.
Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels has submitted a request for transfer to Bayern Munich, the latest world class player to leave the club for their biggest rivals.
Peep this Hummels compilation to get an idea of just how sorely he’ll be missed at Dortmund:
First Goetze. Then Lewandowski. Now Hummels. At this point, they’re pretty much a farm team for Bayern Munich.
A (loosely translated) statement from Borussia Dortmund reads as follows:
“THE PLAYER MATS JULIAN HUMMELS HAS TOLD BORUSSIA DORTMUND GMBH & CO. THAT HE WISHES TO TRANSFER TO BAYERN MUNICH NEXT SEASON”
“THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DECIDED THIS TRANSFER DEPENDS ON THE SIZE OF THE OFFER FROM BAYERN MUNICH”
“TO DATE, BAYERN MUNICH HASN’T MADE AN OFFER AT ALL. WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT THE PLAYER, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER PLAYER OF BORUSSIA DORTMUND, DOES NOT HAVE AN EXIT CLAUSE AND IS BOUND TO THE CLUB UNTIL THE 30TH OF JUNE 2017.”
While Dortmund fans will surely see this as the ultimate act of betrayal, think of it from Hummels’ perspective:
- He grew up in Bayern’s youth system
- His World Cup winning teammates all play there
- His family is from there
- His girlfriend is from there
That being said, Dortmund fans certainly haven’t forgotten Hummel’s comments when Götze left Dortmund for Bayern:
“IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT WINNING TITLES. IT’S ALSO ABOUT PLAYING WONDERFUL FOOTBALL AND BEING SUCCESSFUL TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS.”
Dortmund fan “MitchMcRae” spoke from the heart on what Hummels’ intention to leave means to him:
“FUCK THIS SHIT. HE’S MY FAVOURITE FOOTBALL PLAYER ON THE PLANET, AND I ALWAYS THOUGH HE’D BE WITH US UNTIL HE MADE THAT SWITCH TO BARCA OR THE [PREMIER LEAGUE] FOR ONE LAST BIG CONTRACT.”
“I’VE LOST ALL THE RESPECT I HAD FOR HIM AS A PLAYER AND CAPTAIN, AND HE CAN GO FUCK HIMSELF.”
MitchMcRae, Dortmund fan
Bayern might be able to take all Dortmund’s players, but they can’t take memories.
I feel for Dortmund, I really do.
Doomed to second place for all eternity. Anytime the get something nice, Bayern comes along and snatches it.
All thunder stolen all the time.
Take one last look at Hummels, because he’s as good as gone.
Sorry Dortmund, you get the short end of the stick, again.