Ribery Takes Bayern Teammates for a Ride
Dubai - France midfielder Franck Ribery took the wheel of the Bayern Munich team bus and knocked over two signs outside the players' hotel in Dubai - but the incident hasn't dented his standing with the German champions. "Franck wanted to have a bit of fun," said coach Juergen Klinsmann, relieved that the prank only caused minor damage.
General manager Uli Hoeness was meanwhile left to smooth over the incident with an angry hotel management, while team-mate Tim Borowski admitted the players were slightly shaken by the unscheduled spin around the hotel on Thursday.
According to Friday's Bild newspaper, Ribery - who is known to be something of a prankster - mounted the kerb and knocked over two signs after taking the wheel of the bus for a lap around the hotel.