The last chapter in the ludicrous “fat-gate” engulfing Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle has hopefully been written as the center-back addressed the bloated concerns about his physique head-on. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound center-back and acclaimed Germany international took note of some of the media chatter about his fitness and decided to offer a retort.
Is he a “lard-arse” (or “-ass” for our American readers), a “fatty,” or even a “fatso”? The German term in question, you might be wondering, is Fettsack — a “fat-bag.”
The entire in-fat-uation with anyone thinking that Sule is overweight is kind of puzzling. Süle is, indeed, a large fellow, but referring to him as “chonky,” “portly,” “husky,” or any other adjective implying a degree of “rotundity” is ludicrous.
Frankly, we are glad Süle fired back. When it becomes a scandal that Süle satisfies a craving for döner kebab, people are likely taking the big fella’s weight too seriously. Much like the prattle surrounding fellow alleged “potentially fat center-back” Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus, we find the whole discussion rather overblown.