Following his quite embarrassing camera spot during Germany’s opening EURO 2016 match against Ukraine, Germany boss Joachim Loew apologized for his “trousers-gate” moment.
Germany won 2-0 with astonishing goals from Mustafi on the 19th minute and Schweinsteiger on stoppage time, but it did not seem like these goals are the only highlights of the game.
At one point during the match, the camera was put on Loew, and it looked like it was not a perfect moment as it seemed like Loew unconsciously slipped his hand on the front of his trousers and scratched his genitals. Thus, the term “trousers-gate” has been invented.
During the press conference ahead Germany’s game against Poland, Loew apologized for his unfortunate on-cam appearance and said that it only happened because of his adrenaline rush during the game.
“I’ve seen these images the next day. I’m sorry for it, of course, you do something unconsciously when you are full of adrenaline,” said Loew, adding that he will be behaving on future matches.
Loew has a history of embarrassing camera appearances, including moments he was caught publicly sniffing his armpit and nether regions and eating his booger.
Galatasaray and Germany forward Lukas Podolski, however, defended Loew, saying that it was just a natural reaction and that he believes that most of the ones present during the press con “scratched their nuts” sometimes.
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