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When Magdeburg Fans Produced The Ultimate Insult Against Their Own Team

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When Magdeburg Fans Produced The Ultimate Insult Against Their Own Team

When most football fans watch their team go through a five-game goalless streak, they might moan a bit or even boo the striker - not the fans of FC Magdeburg.

The German club's supporters took matters into their own hands (literally) during their side's long barren spell.

Simply, they each held giant, luminous cardboard arrows up - pointing to the goal. Then they shuffled around the home end in unison, depending on where each corner kick or attack was coming from. Genius.

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A giant banner behind the goal read simply: 'Wir zeigen euch, wo das tor steht!' or 'Don't worry, chaps, we'll show you where the goal is!'

The signage was introduced by supporters of the then fourth-tier Magdeburg for their home match against Berliner AK '07 in 2012. And it actually worked - although there was a terrible sting in the tail.

With 10 minutes left to play, American striker Chris Wright fired in an equaliser to end Magdeburg's 558-minute goal drought and send their arrow-carrying fans crazy.

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Alas, with just a minute to go until full-time Berliner AK '07 went up the other end and scored , securing a 2-1 win and denying Magdeburg's long-suffering fans a point.

Unsurprisingly, Magdeburg finished rock bottom of the Regionalliga Nord league (so maybe those arrows pointing downwards towards the goal had another, more depressing symbolism).

Their final, season-ending total was a meagre 23 league goals in 34 matches. Dreadful.

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However the club have bounced back in the years since and now play in 3. Liga - the third tier of German football - and even spent one season in the Bundesliga 2.

A solid improvement since 2012. Although the players surely know that another scoreless run like this one, and it won't just be Magdeburg fans returning to the stadium when they are allowed to - they will be brining their arrows as well.

Topics: Football News, German Football, Football, Funny

Alex Reid
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