But it wasn’t long before this simple act of sportsmanship was provoking wide debate on social media.
The reason? Many users were adamant that Loew had picked his nose before shaking hands with the Real Madrid forward.
The evidence is pretty damning. Loew clearly enjoys a prolonged period of nostril-fiddling and elects not to wipe his hand before offering it to Ronaldo.
Have a look at the incident below:
— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) June 16, 2014
Joachim Löw blatantly picked his nose right before he shook Ronaldos hand hahaha — kyle wilson (@kylewilson92_) June 16, 2014
Joachim Low gets caught digging his nose every World Cup, worst part is he shook Ronaldos hand straight after it this time #WorldCup2014
— andrew hunnisett (@andrewhunnisett) June 16, 2014
Unfortunately for Loew, it’s not the first time that his wandering digits have been caught on video inside his nose.
That's two world cups in a row that Joachim Löw got caught picking his nose smh — ProteinPapi (@Brunet_Joel) June 16, 2014
Bayern Munich "SORRY" Germany play tonight. I wonder which part of his Body Joachim Loew will pick & eat? A) Nose B) Ear C) Arse #WorldCup
— Happy Red (@UrmstonLordMUFC) June 16, 2014
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Joachim Loew