We’re not the social media police – Bierhoff cool over Hummels balcony jump

The centre-back remains in the national team's plans to face the Czech Republic, despite posting a stunt on Instagram

Germany manager Oliver Bierhoff has said that no action will be taken against Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels after he posted a video of himself jumping off a balcony into a swimming pool earlier this week.

The former striker said that he will not act as “the social media” police but did indicate that he will be having words with the centre-back.

Hummels posted the footage on Tuesday, much to the amusement of his followers, but those responsible for him took a dimmer view.


Sieht spektakulärer aus als es eigentlich ist / looks more spectacular than it actually is  #donottrythisathome @goodcama

A post shared by Mats Hummels - Bruder von JH17 (@aussenrist15) on

“We already said it was good he did not dive head first,” Bierhoff told the media. “That would have even been worse. 

Article continues below

“We are not the social media police for the players, and that’s the case outside international breaks. But we have to tell them that with everything they say or do, they will be considered role models and you have to have responsibly with that. 

“Mats is a player who usually thinks a lot and I will not exaggerate. But we tell him that.”

Hummels is in the Germany squad to face the Czech Republic on Friday in their latest World Cup qualifier.

Next article:
FIFA 19 Ultimate Team: Reus named Bundesliga player of the month
Next article:
‘Monstrous’ Thiago Silva is the world’s best defender – Niakhate
Next article:
Buffon enjoying Tuchel's 'empathy, serenity and tactics' at PSG
Next article:
'He didn't want to be here' – Guardiola doubts Sancho return to Manchester City
Next article:
Man City honour Joe Hart by naming training pitch after him