Bastian Schweinsteiger brought a curtain down on his international career last night, as Germany overcame Finland 2-0 in one of those pointless international friendlies nobody knew was happening.
Come the final whistle, the current Manchester United midfielder was enjoying his night in the limelight, as his team-mates gathered round to applaud the former Bayern Munich legend for his success with Die Mannschaft.
Despite the joy at the end, it wasn’t all celebratory for Schweinsteiger, with the Germany captain reduced to tears on several occasions during his farewell in Monchengladbach.
It was believed that the reason for Bastian’s tears were, of course, due to that gut wrenching feeling of not playing for your country again, not walking out with the captain’s armband on and never lifting the World Cup trophy again. However, it has now been revealed there was another reason for the Red Devils midfielder’s breakdown.
Bastian Schweinsteiger in tears as he makes his final appearance for Germany tonight.
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho apparently bagged himself a ticket for the game from a tout outside the ground, and, under the disguise of a baseball cap and a t-shirt that read: “Specialist in Failure”, Mourinho mocked and bullied Schweinsteiger throughout the game from the stands.
When stadium staff were cleaning up after the game, they found a bag under seat 32 in row A containing all sorts of material. There was a Manchester United squad photo, that Mourinho had superimposed Schweinsteiger into, wearing a ‘Where’s Wally?’ costume.
Also inside the bag of ‘goodies’, staff found a host of various Major League Soccer teams shirts with Schweinsteiger’s name on the back, as well as the crying with laughter emoji.
Items inside also included a Jose Mourinho autobiography with a post-it note on the front reading ‘you’re amazing x’ and also the dvd of Simon Pegg’s ‘How To Lose Friends And Alienate People’. However, it is not believed these were used to upset Schweinsteiger, and are in fact just personal belongings of Mourinho’s that he accidentally left behind.
When asked by CLICKON Soccer of his whereabouts last night, Mourinho (we imagine him saying this whilst swivelling round on a black leather chair, stroking a cat) said:
“I was hanging out with John Terry and Diego Costa; they really are great, upstanding gents.”
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