Bayern defends Ancelotti for middle-finger gesture

first_imgMUNICH (AP):Bayern Munich have defended coach Carlo Ancelotti for raising his middle finger to Hertha Berlin fans after supposedly being spat at following a dramatic 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga.Bayern says “basically, we find the human reaction of Carlo Ancelotti with the gesture to be emotionally understandable after the nasty spitting attack”.Robert Lewandowski’s injury-time equaliser for Bayern on Saturday prompted altercations between Bayern and Hertha players in a heated atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium.The German federation ended its investigation into the matter after Ancelotti agreed to pay €5,000 to its foundation for social work.In 2014, Norbert Duewel, then-coach of second-division club Union Berlin, was fined €3,500 for raising his middle finger in a 4-1 loss at home against 1860 Munich.last_img read more

Viernes loss throws off plans, but Revellers cope to close in on crown

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Samboy de Leon anchored the offense with his 4-of-5 three-point shooting to notch 18 points, Alfred Batino got 17 points, and Michael Calisaan had 15 as the Revellers took Game 1, 107-103 on Tuesday.“We had a hard time to cope up with their transition offense, but when we settled down, we were able to get the win,” said Tiu.With Game 1 in the bag, the seasoned bench tactician expounded on the importance of finishing the job off for Game 2 on Thursday.“We need to already get this because Zark’s is a tough team. So we have to prepare again and see what adjustments we can make,” said Tiu.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “What we understood was they will let the championship end first before they let him play. But after we made it, GlobalPort decided to take him and we had to follow the proper protocol. We were just surprised,” he said.The Revellers weren’t only losing their top scorer in Viernes, who averaged 18.3 points, they are also losing their leader which spearheaded them to the championship round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTiu admitted that the news was a big blow for Che’Lu-San Sebastian, but that just opened the opportunity for the others to step up.And step up, they did. Durant, Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian coach Stevenson Tiu truly thought that he will have Jeff Viernes on his team for the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals.That was until the super scorer was called up by GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more