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Berlin celebrations – Kissing, hugging and bumping hands

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Hertha Berlin players are coming in from some criticism for their lack of social distancing during goal celebrations.

Football is back in the Bundesliga, all be it with some stringent rules and guidelines. Apparently Hertha Berlin did not get the social distancing during celebrations memo.

Hertha marked their return from a COVID-19 lockdown with a resounding 3-0 win at Hoffenheim.

There was no problem with the football, and definitely not the result.

What appears to have ruffled feathers is the manner in which the Berlin players celebrated. Or to be more precise, how close they were to each other when they celebrated.

There were hugs!

There were kisses!

There was even some bumping hands!

Manager Bruno Labbadia is defending is players’ actions.

“Celebrating goals is part of football. We have been tested so often that I think you can allow it.”

“It would be a shame if you weren’t allowed to celebrate anymore.

“I hope people out there understand it. It is just a recommendation to hold back.

But according to Goal, Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz is unimpressed by it all.

He said:

“I can imagine that when Hertha scores at Hoffenheim, that they want to celebrate.”

“They must not do it this way.”

“Next time, I don’t think they’ll do it that way.”

“But goals are emotional moments in which they may have forgotten.”

“You’re not allowed to do that, but I can imagine that it happens from time to time.”

What do you think?

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