Cologne

Hoffenheim v Cologne was one big gum fight

https://www.youtube.com/embed/SqFcPe826RE It started with Hoffenheim’s Eduardo Vargas and Philipp Ochs putting Vargas’ chewed up gum behind the ear of the player who failed to keep the ball in the air during the pre-match warm-ups. This is gross enough. But late in the match, Cologne’s sporting director, Jörg Schmadtke got in on the gum play by …

Cologne escorted onto pitch by rifle carrying child soldiers

The “crazy days” of Cologne’s carnival season are approaching, so the club broke out the special kit they unveiled back in October for their match against Stuttgart. The players weren’t the only ones in festive gear, though. Wearing old timey military style uniforms and carrying ceremonial rifles, the young mascots who escorted the players onto …

Cologne unveil new Karneval kit with faux shirt tassels

(FC Köln) Perhaps inspired by the success Bavarian clubs have had with their special Oktoberfest kits, Cologne have now launched a…unique…new strip for their city’s annual carnival, which begins in November. From the club’s official website: The new Karneval kit pays homage to the Roten Funken, one of the oldest and traditional of the many …

Cologne’s Jonas Hector beats five defenders to score tremendous solo goal

https://www.youtube.com/embed/yP2V5XbKOIw Jonas Hector scored the deciding goal in Cologne’s 3–2 win against Hoffenheim on Sunday, weaving through and jumping over a total of five defenders before beating the keeper with a deflected shot. If that was the best individual goal of the weekend, then Atalanta had the best team goal when German Denis’ overhead shot …

Cologne’s Anthony Ujah celebrates goal by assaulting a live goat

https://www.youtube.com/embed/DIOrXM0FNK4 Anthony Ujah scored Cologne’s fourth goal in a 4–2 win against Eintracht Frankfurt and he decided to celebrate with Cologne’s live goat mascot, Hennes. But instead of doing something nice like petting the goat or giving it a high five, Ujah went right for the horns and tried to pull Hennes back onto its …