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The Daily Bee (June 17, 2020): Must... Resist... Saltiness...

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This won’t be easy

SV Werder Bremen v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Good morning, Fear the Wall.

Come on Sean, I know this is tough but you’ve got to soldier through. Remember, it’s equally important to be gracious in defeat as it is to be humble in victory.

So, did you hear that Barcelona beat CD Leganes? Yup. 2-0. Messi scored, which is always cool to see. It was only a penalty, but the buildup to it was pretty nice.

Alright, what else is in the news...

Oh, so this whole Jude Bellingham transfer saga just won’t end. Even though it’s been widely reported that the young Englishman wants to join Borussia Dortmund, apparently Manchester United are still trying to make a last-ditch attempt to sign him. That’s kind of annoying, I guess.

Checks Twitter, immediately closes it.

Here, this is funny! Axel Witsel was giving a virtual house tour and was showing off some posters he has in his kitchen, and he apparently forgot that one of the posters was a birthday gift from his wife.

Oh yes, that is a riot. If I were a writer with less integrity, right about here is where I’d put some tired, overused joke about how he’s gonna be sleeping on the couch tonight. But I won’t do that.

Sigh.

Alright, I guess I have to cover it.

Bayern Munich clinched their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title with a 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion. This win capped a remarkable second half turnaround that saw the Bavarians win approximately a bajillion games in a row. Werder Bremen fought pretty hard and came close to equalizing a few times, but ultimately had no answer for Bayern Munich’s defense and Manuel Neuer.

Most of the BVB social media landscape seems to be somewhere between anger and depressed resignation right now, which is understandable. There will be impulses to rattle off the usual excuses like “Bayern buys the league” and “The Referees always favor Bayern”. I certainly have my problems with Bayern, but for now let’s just try to be gracious in defeat, not only because it’s fun to feel morally superior, but mainly because it’s just the right thing to do, and we wouldn’t want a bunch of Bayern fans stomping on our celebrations if BVB had won the league.

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I don’t know, got any weekend plans, I guess?