SV Werder Bremen reacted with malice to missing out on promotion from rivals Hamburger SV in the first division – the club from the Weser was remorseful a little later.
HSV has to spend another year in the second Bundesliga. With the 0:2 home defeat (first leg 1:0) against Hertha BSC in the second leg of the relegation, the former Bundesliga dinosaur missed promotion to the top flight on the fourth attempt.
For the northern rivals Werder Bremen, the sporting failure of the competitor is obviously a reason for glee – not just behind closed doors.
Werder tweet becomes an own goal
After the final whistle of the game in Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion, the Green-Whites’ social media team tweeted: “It would be really insensitive and not very sensitive if someone were to post this video now…” With congratulations to Hertha BSC and a winking smiley, the Bremen team published with the tweet a short video that shows the jubilation in the Weser Stadium after their own promotion a week ago.
The malice was usually not well received at all – neither by their own fans nor by neutral observers, certainly not by the HSV supporters. “Style is not the end of the broom,” tweeted NDR “Bundesliga Show” presenter Martin Roschitz. Other users wrote “My goodness, Werder. Is that uncomfortable.”, “Disrespectful” or “It’s a shame that we present ourselves like this.”
A little later, Werder Bremen deleted the tweet and said remorsefully: “Sorry, HSV, our tweet about the outcome of the game was completely inappropriate and unsportsmanlike. We know from our own experience what emotions are associated with the relegation. We hope that there will be northern derbies again soon in the Bundesliga.”
In the 2019/2020 season, Werder had only secured relegation in the relegation against 1. FC Heidenheim, a year later Bremen were then relegated as penultimate in the table. Last Sunday, coach Ole Werner’s team was able to celebrate direct resurgence, at least in terms of sport, the green-whites are first class again.
Source: Twitter account SV Werder Bremen, DPA news agency