Video: German coach, Joachim Low, did the most ridiculous thing
Germany coach Joachim Low has apologised after television cameras caught him putting his hands down his trousers and sniffing his hands.
Low was trolled on social media for his unhygienic actions during his side’s Euro 2016 victory over Ukraine.
“I saw the pictures and obviously sometimes you do things subconsciously and not deliberately. It happened and I am sorry.”
“It was adrenaline and concentration. I will try to behave differently in the future,” he added.
Downplaying Low’s actions, German footballer Lukas Podolski said with a laugh, “I believe 80% of you, and me as well, sometimes scratch your nuts from time to time. So everything is fine. It is not an issue in the team.”
Low was watching the game, which Germany won 2-0, intently from the bench when he shoved his hand into the front of his trousers and then smelled it. He also did the same at the back, with his actions triggering a variety of reactions and the clip going viral on social media.
This is not the first time Low, famous for his dress sense and style, has been caught on camera in a compromising position, with the German having repeatedly been filmed sticking his finger up his nose and then putting it in his mouth.
World champions Germany play Poland in Group C on Thursday and also take on Northern Ireland next week.