Much-maligned referee Michael Oliver, who may or may not have been a bit perturbed with the Bavarians entering the game after this post, did not take long in living up to his reputation.
After a challenge on Kieran Trippier in the 21st minute, Oliver took his opportunity to say, “Excuse me while I whip this out” and brandished the German legend with a yellow card.
Müller was not amused.
“What’s going on here? Hey! You can’t be serious. We’re playing against Atletico Madrid, the biggest hooligans in world football,” Müller said to Oliver per Sport Bild. “And I get a yellow for something like that?”
As always, Müller was one step ahead of his competition or in this case, the referee as Atletico Madrid ended up earning four yellow cards total on the day, while Bayern Munich registered just two (Müller and David Alaba).
A real conspiracy theorist would suggest that Müller’s yellow card was the direct result of Ineednoname’s Oliver take down going global — or at least as global as the Daily Mail will take things.
Is it beyond Oliver to do a little research on INNN and figure out that he was the leader of the #MüllerMafia? Maybe...maybe not. Even the announce team made reference to Bayern Munich fans feeling “discontent” toward the selection of Oliver for the game. Inside, we know all of you got a chuckle out of that.
Anyway, the only thing that would truly wrap-up this BFW vs. Oliver feud would be if Oliver wrote a note on the yellow card and autographed it as a keepsake for the BFW (virtual) offices. Maybe it would go something like this:
To my biggest anonymous fan, Ineednoname,
I hope you enjoyed the game and thanks for the kind words. Next time you are in England, let’s BOOK a little time together.
Michael Oliver (aka you favorite “buffoon”)