Remember the semifinal clash between Bayern Munich and Barcelona? That’s by the way, we know how it went down. We also know who went down, Jerome Boateng going down under the influence of Lionel Messi.
He was a subject of ridicule on social media, the ‘Jerome Boateng fall’. A slick Messi dribble saw the defender land on his back as the Argentine scored the second.
Boateng says though that the dribble and subsequent ridicule from the fall makes him laugh.
“That fall didn’t really affect me,” Boateng told ESPN. “I was laughing at myself, too! When you fall down or slip in a situation and somebody scores a goal, it’s normal.
“These things happen; it happens to me, it happens to other players, I don’t care about these things.
“For me, he’s the best player in the world. That’s football. Sometimes you look bad or something happens. I’m a defender, that doesn’t kill me or anything.”