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The club is to invite supporters to a gathering on April 21, with beer and bratwurst to be provided as an apology for the embarrassing defeat at the Allianz Arena

Hamburg will host an all-expenses-paid outdoor barbecue for its fans as an apology for last weekend's 9-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich.

The grilling suffered at the hands of the Bavarian giants equalled the league’s biggest-ever win set by Bayern against 1860 Munich forty years ago, and left Thorsten Fink's side feeling more tender than the finest T-bone steak.

The event will take place on April 21 at the club’s training ground in a bid to win back the fans following the embarrassing defeat, with most of those who travelled to the Allianz Arena unlikely to watch their side with much relish against Freiburg.

Although the club claim on their official website that the event will not be a complete 'Grillfest', they have confirmed they will provide bratwurst and beer as a peace offering for the fans who wish to meet with the players.

Hamburg are not the first club to offer an olive branch to supporters after a humiliating match. In 2011, Arsenal offered ticket refunds to fans who travelled to Old Trafford to watch their side suffer an 8-2 drubbing in a Premier League encounter.

Now if only Extra Time could come up with some convincing puns related to Hamburg and barbecues...


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