How is someone rewarded for just doing his job as best as he can? In Bremen, the best reward is some 100 cases of beer! That’s the gift Werder Bremen fans will donate to players of fellow Bundesliga club Union Berlin, who he call “heroes”.
Werder Bremen fans got really excited last Saturday in last Bundesliga fixture. Being on a struggling 17th position, which secured an automatic relegation, Werder could not only had to beat 1.FC Koln at home, but also wait for the news from Berlin. In German capital point-secured Union crossed swords with also struggling Fortuna Dusseldorf, which had a two-point advantage over Werder in Bundesliga table.
As Werder players did their job extremely well, by thrashing 1.FC Koln by 6-1, Union Berlin also did their job perfectly, by winning 3-0 and grabbing all three meaningless points. Werder Bremen didn’t avoid relegation with this, but got an extra chance. The 16th place leads to a two-leg playoff tie with 3rd 2.Bundesliga team Heidenheim.
That’s the point of view: This gift couldn’t go unnoticed.
All Werder Bremen organized fan club officials had talks about how to reward Union Berlin players, who gave 100% to win a match without having the slightest interest. The decision was rather unanimous: Give them beers, a lot of beers! They decided to start a donation program, so they could buy 100 cases of beers and send them to the Berlin club. The aim of this program was to raise up to 2.200 Euros needed for this purchase. There was a donation limit up to 10 Euros.
The funds raised were much more than this. In fact, Werder Bremen fans didn’t announce the exact number, but revealed that they could buy up to 1.000 cases of beers if they’d like! Thousands of Werder fans put their hands in their pockets to thank players of another team for being fair on the grass.
As purchasing thousands bottles of beers was considered excessive, Werder Bremen fans insisted on buying the starting number of 100 cases of beers. The extra money raised are about to be given to the Union Berlin club officials, who they announced will donate them on charity.Follow us on