Mats Hummels Trolls English Clubs With ‘Farmer’s League’ Jibe After European SF Is Set

Mats Hummels Trolls English Clubs With ‘Farmer’s League’ Jibe After European SF Is Set

Elijah Odetokun
April 19, 2024 at 10:43 AM
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  • Aston Villa are the only Premier League team left in Europe
  • They beat Lille on penalties to reach the UECL semi-finals
  • Matt Hummels has aimed a subtle dig at English football

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Mats Hummels is in the mood for some banter this morning and directed it at English football after the semi-finalists of the three European competitions were confirmed.

Three German teams are left in Europe: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, and champions, Bayer Leverkusen, in the Europa League.

Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Signal Iduna Park, UEFA Champions League.
Mats Hummels celebrates Borussia Dortmund's progress to the Champions League semi-final. Photo by Jurgen Fromme.
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Aston Villa is the only English club left after Unai Emery's men came back from 2-0 down in the second leg to draw 3-3 on aggregate and beat Lille on penalties.

Per ESPN, the Italian Serie A has secured five spots in next season's Champions League and all German teams are out to steal the spot, while England will hope Villa wins their remaining three games.

Hummels trolls English clubs

Borussia Dortmund booked their place in the UCL semi-final after a 5-4 aggregate victory over Spanish club, Atletico Madrid, with their win proving crucial for the Bundesliga.

Defender, Hummels, chose violence this morning with his post on social media, which appears like a direct troll at English football for their performance in Europe this season.

"Good harvesting this week, my fellow farmers," he wrote, along with a handshake emoji and a German flag.

The British media invented the name 'farmers league' for the Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 due to the dominance of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.

Regardless of the taunts, their teams have excelled at the expense of the English clubs, with France having PSG in the UCL and Olympique Marseille in the Europa League.

Per Transfermarkt, the Premier clubs have spent €11.14 billion on transfers, twice that of the next league, Serie A, which spent €5.27bil and almost four times the Bundesliga with €3.29bil.

Jeremie Frimpong trolls Arsenal

Sports Brief also reported on Jeremie Frimpong trolling Arsenal after Bayer Leverkusen broke Bayern's dominance and won their first-ever Bundesliga title.

The Dutch star was caught on video celebrating with former Gunner, Granit Xhaka, telling him he left the Premier League club to win the title in Germany.

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