After the Augsburg home victory over SV Werder Bremen, there was again a dispute about Rafal Gikiewicz. After FC Augsburg's 2-1 win in the Bundesliga, the goalkeeper hotshot clashed with the visiting fans and individual Bremen professionals. The 35-year-old provoked the Werder supporters in the block diagonally behind his goal with gestures. The Pole held his index finger behind his ear. He also moaned in the direction of some Werder actors.
"Sometimes I get on the sack, how they write me on Twitter or Instagram and insult me and my family," Gikiewicz explained his behavior after the game on the Sky microphone.
The tension between Bremen and Gikiewicz has existed since the first leg. At Augsburg's 1-0 victory, the goalkeeper had held a penalty kick at the time, but before that he had unsportsmanlike worked on the penalty point with his foot. Afterwards he took on the Werder fans. It almost came to a storm. At the reunion in Augsburg, of course, there were whistles of the Werder supporters against Gikiewicz.
"It was the same lyre as in the first leg," remarked Bremen's captain Marco Friedl annoyed. He described Gikiewicz's behavior as childish. "He likes to do the show," said teammate Mitchell Weiser. Augsburg manager Stefan Reuter separated the goalkeeper on the pitch from the Bremen players. "It is important that he does not allow himself to be provoked," Reuter told Sky.
Gikiewicz, meanwhile, threatened to take action if there were to be social media posts against his family again. "Against me, I can always discuss. I also answer the people from Bremen," he said excitedly: "But in the direction of my family, that's too much. If that happens again after the game, some people just get a letter."