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World War II era bomb leaves Bayern Munich stranded in Bremen

Had to confirm that this wasn’t from a Twitter parody account ...

FC Bayern Muenchen v 1. FC Koeln - Bundesliga Photo by Tom Weller/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

It’s possible that beating a hapless fifth division team by 12 goals brings on some bad karma. In one of the stranger news stories we’re going to cover this year, Bayern Munich were left stranded in Bremen after an unexploded World War II bomb was found at the airport. Authorities closed down the area while a bomb disposal unit defused the device.

Per the latest updates via Bild, the flight crews eventually did manage to board the plane, meaning that Bayern could be on their way shortly. Still, it’s not every day that your flight gets delayed for something as eccentric as a 75-year-old piece of wartime ordinance. It’s not like unexploded bombs are unheard off — but in my time as a Bayern supporter, this is the first time I’ve heard of it impacting a football team’s travel plans.

None of this should impact the team’s preparations for the upcoming game against Hertha Berlin, which will take place on Saturday. That game is sure to be explosive, but maybe not in such a literal sense.