Champion League Story : The Missing Medals of Jerome Boateng
Submitted by eyic on June 05th, 2013 – Flag this news as inappropriate
The success of Bayern Munich won the Champions League this season leaves its own story for Jerome Boateng. Had lost medals, Boateng happy after the object was re-discovered.
At Wembley Stadium on 26 May, Die Roten successfully beat Borussia Dortmund to ensure themselves the Champions League as well as the second title this season.
Bayern retainer was then dissolved in joy to celebrate the success of end to wait for 12 years came back to win the highest trophy in European club competitions.
Bayern defender Jerome Boateng, who was too busy celebrating success, until he realized that the medals that were scattered around his neck.
"All the team mates a laugh in the dressing room when I revealed that I was missing a medal. When I saw the necklace on my neck, the medal was not there," said Boateng as reported by Sports Illustrated.
But, luck seems to be on the side on the Boateng. A journalist from Sports Illustrated, Nick Zaccardi, find medals belong to 24-year-old defender.
After all the fanfare Bayern victory celebration is complete, Zaccardi 'fad' toured around the stadium to spend time. Not intentionally, he found the medal Boateng scattered in the VIP tribune.
To find the owner of a medal that he found, Zaccardi also had to do a search of some video footage on the internet. But, to no avail.
Until finally Zaccardi find photos Boateng who was lifting the trophy after a 10 day search. He saw Boateng necklace without a medal.
"I thought, I found the medal Jerome Boateng. Plese give feedback if he did lose it," Zaccardi wrote in an e-mail to one of Bayern's board of directors, Martin Haegele.
Heagele Boateng was then informed about the news of someone who has managed to find his Champions League medal.
"Heagele told that he had a surprise for me. He said that someone had found my medal. I'm very happy," said Boateng.
For Boateng, the incidence of loss of medals is not the first time. He never lost the first medal of his career as a footballer with Hertha Berlin.
"For the (medal) that one, I have always been to get it back," he said.