Dortmund Soccer Player Mario Gotze Reportedly Won’t Return To Team Thanks To TikTok Videos With His Wife

The Sun – Mario Gotze, 27, returned to Signal Iduna Park from Bayern Munich in 2016 – but fitness and health problems have prevented him from making the same kind of impact the second time around.

He has been limited to just five league appearances this season leaving his career at a crossroads in the summer.

According to Bild, Dortmund decided to let Gotze leave for nothing at the end of the season because he has failed to progress on the field.

But they claim his lifestyle off it has also been a contributing factor.

With an Instagram following of 8.4million followers, they suggest the player has become more worried about his social presence alongside wife and influencer Ann-Kathrin Brommel. That was confirmed when the pair starred in a TikTok video where Gotze ended up wearing his wife’s leopard print dress.

TikTok has undeniably been the App of Quarantine in terms of its explosive growth, cultural ubiquity and occasional cringe-inducing moments. And Bundesliga has been the sport of the moment with precious few sports offering quality DFS tournaments and betting over the last few weeks. So it’s nice to see these two quarantine MVPs come together for the sake of Side Action content. Here’s the “switch” TikTok meme that Mario Gotze and his wife Ann-Kathrin Gotze (nee Brommel) posted:

It’s pretty basic stuff, and one of the most popular couple memes on TikTok, so it’s nothing too outlandish even if you question how well Mario Gotze pulls off that leopard skin dress.

But this seems more like a convenient way to get rid of him than anything. Sure, Mario Gotze’s Instagram seems pretty cornball:

And his wife Ann-Kathrin’s page is even more basic as she shows off their almost due baby:

But it’s hardly anything out of the norm these days. If you’re a celebrity or athlete who doesn’t commoditize their social media presence, you’re likely to miss out on massive revenue opportunities. Hell, Eli Manning seemingly joined Twitter over the weekend just to have a social media team make sweet sponsored content love to Frank’s Red Hot Hot Sauce:

The issue isn’t the social media whoring for likes. The issue is: are you still good enough on the field while whoring on social media for likes? Mario Gotze may not have it any more on the pitch relative to the amount of times he’s appeared in a leopard print dress. It’s probably a five goal to one leopard print dress minimum.

Hopefully the fine fans of *reviews notes* Dortmund will be able to move on. You’ll have to hope another teammate steps up for these fresh to death Mario Gotze looks in Dubai:

That “I just got a $25 credit on Zappos” dad style on full display. STUNT ON ‘EM, MARIO!

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