BVB defender Marin Pongracic had aroused the displeasure of his club and its supporters with another misstep on social media. The player on loan from VfL Wolfsburg has now made a public statement.
Pongracic had publicly liked a “kicker” post on Instagram in which ex-world footballer Lothar Matthäus was quoted with words critical of BVB. Matthäus had told the specialist magazine: “If Dortmund and Leipzig worked as well as Mainz and Freiburg, then they would have a chance. It’s not just about money.”
One of the more than 24,000 likes for this post came from Pongracic of all people, who as a central defender can look back on 15 competitive appearances for Westphalia this season.
On Wednesday evening, the 25-year-old protested that he had not pressed the “Like” button on purpose: “It is very important for me to clarify that my ‘like’ of Monday’s ‘kicker’ posting was accidentally set. When I clicked on it was brought to my attention, I removed it immediately as it totally does not reflect my opinion. I sincerely apologize,” the Croatian said in one Instagram story.
Pongracic will probably leave BVB again in the summer
Pongracic was already sure of the anger of his club bosses. After his renewed faux pas he should loudly “image“-Information to have been sniffed out by sporting director Michael Zorc.
The player on loan made a naive misstep on social media last year. In a YouTube interview, he revealed internals about his BVB teammates Mats Hummels and Erling Haaland, among other things, and made rash comments about his actual employer VfL Wolfsburg and ex-trainer Mark van Bommel.
The black and yellow loan deal with the defensive giants will continue until the end of the season. After that he will probably go back to the wolves that BVB will probably not pull the ten million euro purchase option for Pongracic.