Schalke star Rabbi Matondo angers club after training in Borussia Dortmund shirt

Rabbi Matondo of FC Schalke 04 (Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Rabbi Matondo of FC Schalke 04 (Photo by Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Schalke 04 winger Rabbi Matondo has incurred the wrath of supporters and head of sport Jochen Schneider after a picture came out of him training in a Borussia Dortmund shirt.

Wales international Rabbi Matondo sported Jadon Sancho’s Borussia Dortmund home shirt during a private training session in Cardiff. The picture of him training in a Dortmund shirt was published on Instagram by his trainer, and although it has since been deleted, it was screen-grabbed by a number of keen-eyed fans.

It is fair to say that Schalke 04 supporters were not best pleased to see one of their players wearing a Borussia Dortmund shirt. There were many angry reactions on social media from Schalke fans, with some labelling his actions “disgusting”, and some even calling for him to be sold.

Now Schalke 04 head of sport Jochen Schneider has revealed that he made his thoughts on the matter very clear to the 19 year old.

"I made it more than clear to Rabbi what I think of such an ill-considered action. He is only 19 years old but that shouldn’t happen. We clearly told him that he must show the appropriate reaction to his misconduct on and off the pitch.”"

Sancho and Matondo were, of course, teammates in the Manchester City youth academy before joining Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 respectively. But the two clubs share one of Germany’s fiercest rivalries, and there is no love lost between the two sets of supporters.

So Matondo will have a lot of making up to do in order to get back into the good graces of Schalke supporters. According to Sky Germany, Schalke could decide to take a suitable action against the winger.

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This news comes on the back of what has been a rough period for Schalke both on and off the pitch. The Royal Blues finished 12th in the Bundesliga standings this season, a whopping 30 points behind arch rivals Borussia Dortmund. Their financial woes off the pitch have also been well documented.