Last night’s Euro 2012 qualifier between Belgium and Germany was a bigÂ occasion for formerÂ Nationalmannschaft playmaker Mehmet Scholl. The 39-year-old was making his first appearance as an analyser on German TV in place of Gunter Netzer.
Scholl though became a victim of a prank played by the Germany players who were pretending to aim shots at the TV analysers in the build-up to the match.
Just a couple of weeks ago Sky presenter Jessica Kastrop achieved worldwide fame as she was hit in the head by an errant shot by Stuttgart defender Khalid Boulahrouz in a similar position to where Scholl and co-commentator Reinhold Beckmann were standing.
Scholl can be seen visibly flinching during the pre-game chat and today the German press have reported that he was wary that “Schweini (Bastian Schweinsteiger) was aiming in our direction.”
Staying on the topic of balls hitting people, Belarus defender Alexander Yurevich suffered a minor embarrassment during his country’s superb 1-nil win in France on Friday night when the number five was hit on the head by a rogue ball when lining up for a throw-in.
The footage can be seen here.