Germany may have got their Euro 2016 campaign off to a flyer with a 2-0 win over Ukraine, but manager Joachim Low was trending on social media for two frankly disgusting acts.
No, it wasn’t anything to do with his tactics but the fact he was caught shoving his hands down his trousers twice before sniffing his fingers. Once down the front and once down the back. We’re not joking - watch the minging videos below.
How the German thought he would get away with it with the thousands of television cameras is quite astonishing. What’s even worse though, is that the 56-year-old has a history of this kind of gruesome behaviour.
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In the past, he’s been caught picking his nose and eating it whilst he’s also rubbed his sweaty armpit before smelling it. You can also watch - if you really want to - those past misdemeanours in a compilation of Low’s dirtiness below.
Despite the massive embarrassment of the whole of Europe seeing you commit one of the worst habits imaginable, Low would have been pleased to see his German side get off to a winning start.
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Low's dirty habit
However, the talk on Twitter was all about his scrach and sniff, rather than Germany's impressive result. Here are some of the best tweets:
Shkodran Mustafa’s header in the 19th-minute gave them a first-half lead, although they had to ride their luck to preserve that until half-time. Ukraine had a number of opportunities before the interval which were stopped by Manuel Neuer as well as Jerome Boateng’s incredible goal-line clearance.
As Ukraine pushed for a late equaliser, Germany caught them on the break with Bastian Schweinsteiger finishing off a swift counter-attack in stoppage time.
After the match, Low told : “It was an intense and fast-paced game. In the first half we had a few problems going forward, losing the ball and giving them the chance to counter but in the second half we did very well, keeping our shape and moving the ball about well.
“We dominated – it wasn’t easy against a good Ukrainian defence but we found solutions and overall I’m very satisfied.
“Ukraine were very good from set pieces – they really whipped them into the box and put men forward. We defended better in the second half and Bastian Schweinsteiger was delighted to make such a great comeback after so many weeks slogging to get back to fitness."
Low on Poland
Germany face Poland in their next fixture with their opponents also picking up three points with a 1-0 win against Northern Ireland, and Low is well aware of the importance of the clash.
“The Poland game is going to be decisive as both teams have won and the result of that one will shape how the group finishes.
“Obviously we have a lot of players out injured but I think the players who did play did a very good job. We were always able to transition from defence into attack.”