The resurgence of Borussia Dortmund star and 2014 World Cup hero Mario Götze has been one of the great stories of the Bundesliga this season.
After years of dealing with various health issues, Götze has worked tirelessly to regain his form and has accumulated four goals and seven assists in 29 games across all competitions. In addition, Götze looks more sure of himself and confident on the pitch than any time in recent memory.
Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, some fans are overreacting to an Instagram post that featured Bayern Munich players Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara.
Per tz, the post above created quite a stir from some Dortmund fans:
His BVB farewell made the fans freak out, including burning jerseys and Judas shouts. Now he is back at Borsigplatz and, after a difficult phase, has once again developed into a top performer for the Borussians.
But the fans of the black-yellow still haven’t forgiven him completely. The fact that he is now posting a photo with Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara on Instagram in the middle of the final sprint for the championship has boosted the rage in the Ruhrpott again.
Despite rivalry and neck-and-neck races to compete with former colleagues Essen? A no-go for many Dortmunders, especially for ex-Bayern man Götze. From “Why are you doing that?” to “That’s not possible” to “Traitor, go back to the Reds” everything is there. After all, there are also numerous fans who can be happy that sporting rivalry doesn’t have to end in private hatred.
What brought the trio of stars together you may ask? It was the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Munich.
Perhaps the focus for some Dortmund fans should be less on who Götze takes a picture with and more on how he can help Dortmund find a way to claw past Bayern for the league’s top spot. Surely, the naysayers only represent a small handful of Dortmund fans, but let the man be.
Every fan base has a few idiots, so don’t let this “incident” taint your view of the other 99.999% of Dortmund fans (*even the guys over at Fear The Wall*).