Thursday, 7 May 2009
I am planning on writing an article for the Hertha Unser website about Sepp Maier and his duck hunting incident. The story goes that in a Bayern Munich game in the late 70s against Hertha BSC at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, the goalkeeping legend became distracted by a duck he saw in the crowd. As the play was at the opposite end of the pitch he thought he would leave his goal and catch the duck. Apparently he disappeared for several minutes, but Hertha were typically poor in cashing in on his absence and never got the ball out of their half.