While the result of Saturday’s season finale against VfB Stuttgart was less than desirable, Bayern Munich and a list of luminaries took time to celebrate the accomplishment of capturing the club’s sixth consecutive Bundesliga title and 28th German championship overall. FCBayern.com gave just a bit of insight on how the party went last night in Munich.
It was a two-pronged celebration with the on-field beer shower spectacular followed by a private party attended by the players, members of the organization, and other high-profile guests.
As Bayern stalwart Thomas Müller stated:
Today we can reward ourselves for the whole year. The celebrations will definitely go better than our game.
Jupp Heynckes was quick with a joke about the squad’s lackluster showing as well:
I’d planned a day off for tomorrow. The players obviously got the date wrong and thought it was today!
“Alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems” — Homer Simpson
Heynckes, who intimated he was too old for the customary and celebratory beer shower that was inevitable during the post game, did not give his trusty assistant Hermann “Tiger” Gerland the scouting report to get out of Dodge quickly. Gerland fell victim to the sneaky ambitions of Sandro Wagner.
Hermann Gerland as ‘Tiger’ was subjected to the famous celebration, much to the delight of the fans—he even injuring himself in the progress. “I hope it isn’t too bad. I had a score to settle with ‘Tiger’. I’ll cover any medical costs in any case,” grinned culprit Sandro Wagner, before he himself got dressed up to continue the festivities at the Paulaner am Nockherberg brewery.
“It’s nice to have famous people love you” — Millie Bobby Brown
It was not just the Bayern leadership, coaches, and players who carried the party into the night, however.
Here they were joined by distinguished guests such as Minister President of Bavaria Markus Söder, Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter, DFB President Reinhard Grindel, DFL President Reinhard Rauball, DFL CEO Christian Seifert and a number of FCB legends to pay witness to a rather special boyband making their debut.
Müller, as he always seems to be, was at the center of the festivities and the made sure even the youngsters who were with the squad yesterday got into the act.
Prompted by Müller, youth players Meritan Shabani, Franck Evina—who have both signed professional contracts in recent weeks—and Jonathan Meier, who was in a first-team squad for the first time in his career against Stuttgart, stepped up to show their singing talents. However, having a go at Aloe Blacc’s “I need a dollar,” they showed they are definitely better on the ball, but also how good the atmosphere is in the team. A feat that Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge praised.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge took some time from the party to reflect on the amazing Bundesliga season that the team had under Heynckes.
Six titles in a row isn’t just a record, it’s something unbelievable. It’s real class to finish 21 points clear.
“Gone til November” — Wyclef Jean (Not exactly. More like Monday for training)
As the party carried on, Bayern brought out a special guest in hip hop artist Wyclef Jean, who burst on to the music scene before Evina, Shabani, Joshua Kimmich, and Niklas Süle, among other players who were in attendance were born.
After all those present in the decorated hall had filled up on food, it was time to hit the dance floor. Stoked by hip-hop superstar Wyclef Jean, every FCB player was on their feet, and Jerome Boateng, David Alaba and Kingsley Coman were immediately up on stage.
We question whether Sven Ulreich really got up on his feet given the picture, but we get the point.
With the players having slept off the party by now, the focus shifts to putting forth a better, more complete effort against incoming manager Niko Kovac and his Eintracht Franfurt side in the DFB Pokal final. As Rummenigge said:
A double and good Champions League campaign would be a great season.