Fluids are an important part of football, with players regularly grabbing a bottle from the sidelines to keep hydrated – we’re not sure what Mainz’s Giulio Donati was doing with his drink however.
The defender was getting ready to come on in a Bundesliga fixture against Ingolstadt, and while going through some last-minute instructions, picked up a water bottle.
This is something we haven’t seen before, however.
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The 27-year-old sprays his drink into his shorts while talking with a member of the Mainz staff – is there a chance that was the instruction?
Donati came on halfway through the game with his side 1-0 down, but was unable to help get his side back into the game, with Ingolstadt winning 2-1.
Perhaps the old wet crotch trick will work better in the next fixture.