Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach will reward a fan who chose not to say the name of their rivals 1. FC Köln on live television.
The fan, Claus Blümel appeared on the popular German Show “Gefragt-gejagt” and was quizzed by former Germany handball player Alexander Bommes.
During the rapid-fire round, Blümel was posed with a question where he had to name the team that finished as champions in Germany’s second division in 2018-19 and earned a promotion to Bundesliga.
While it was clear that Blümel knew the answer right away, he opted to remain quiet and not address his beloved team’s rivals. Initially, he wrestled with the thought of answering, but later on said “Nah, I’m not saying that,” and shook his head.
After the time limit was over, the host proceeded to reveal the answer to which Blümel replied with a slight laugh, “Yes, just.”
When asked why he did not answer the question despite knowing the correct answer, He said: “Not in life, not as a Mönchengladbacher” – and “for no money in the world!”
Blümel wound up winning €2,500 from the show in the end.
Watch the incident right below:
Manchmal gibt es eben wichtigere Dinge als Geld. 🤷♂ pic.twitter.com/pMq9UP2bR0
— Sportschau (@sportschau) July 24, 2020
Borussia Monchengladbach rewards the fan for his loyalty
Borussia Monchengladbach soon took notice of the fan’s act and put on a tweet asking for his identity. The club also added that they and the sponsor Flatex, have prepared a reward for the fan as well.
— Borussia (@borussia) July 28, 2020
Borussia Monchengladbach enjoyed a fruitful campaign after finishing fourth in the Bundesliga table behind Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig. The team even managed to lead the table for seven match-days before their form declined.
However, the club did not have a successful outing in the other competitions. They were eliminated in the second round of the DFB Pokal and exited the Europa League in the group stage itself.
Meanwhile 1. FC Köln finished 14th in the Bundesliga this season. The side were relegated from the top division in the 2017-18 season after they endured a horrendous start which only rewarded them with 3 points from their first sixteen matches.
1. FC Köln achieved promotion the very next year and their first spell back in the Bundesliga saw multiple managers.