Connect with us


Female fan strips off in stands with message for ex-Prem and EFL player

A female fan strips off to her underwear in the stands of Russian outfit Ufa holding a particular message for an ex-Prem and EFL player.

29 year old Moritz Bauer, spent some of his career with Stoke who was in the top flight at the point of joining, arriving from Rubin Kazan in January 2018 – five months before their relegation.

However, after spending time out on loan at Celtic, he has since linked up with Russian Premier League side Ufa, joining permanently for them in July.

And it seems that Bauer has made quite the impression on some of their fans, and recently got the attention of a young female adult, with the supporter taking extreme action to get noticed in the stands.

Identified as Azalea, the fan was wearing shorts and a tank top at the BetBoom Arena for Ufa’s 1-1 draw with Lokomotiv Moscow on the 6th of August.

Those operating the cameras panned straight to her holding up the message written on a bit of card.

A female football fan stripped to her underwear to send a message to an ex-Premier League star
Female fan strips off in stands with message for ex-Prem and EFL player

Just as the final whistle was about to blow, she stripped down to some pinky purple underwear before holding up a sign.

Written in Russian, Azalea’s sign read: “Bauer, give me your t-shirt, it’s cold.” Clever cheeky attempt, you can give her that I suppose.

The 29-year-old chose not respond to the message there and then – but he did invite the female fan to the team’s training ground a few days after, and for that occasion, she was thankfully wearing her clothes.

She ended up getting a shirt that was signed by the whole team, leaving us wondering is anything else was wrote in homage to her stripping during the match.

While the 29-year-old did not take the shirt at the ground, he did invite the fan to training where the exchange was made

The woman’s full-time strip wasn’t the most dramatic thing to happen on the day, believe it or not, as the match was filled with many incidents.

Ufa went 1-0 up against Lokomotiv Moscow in the third additional minute of first-half time when Dmitri Barinov conceded a penalty.

The minutes after that, catching Filip Mrzljak on the left side of the box, a VAR review showed he did not get the ball – and the midfielder received a second yellow to leave the pitch.

Oleg Ivanov slotted from the penalty spot to level the scoreline on the 8th minute of added time before half time.

Though it was the visitors Lokomotiv Moscow who on 73 minutes were through Vitali Lisakovich’s thunderous effort, burying the ball into the back of the net to come away with a 2-1 win.

Bauer’s career so far:

Switzerland born Moritz Bauer began playing football with the youth teams at SC Veltheim, Grasshopper Club Zürich and FC Winterthur.

A youth exponent from Grasshopper Club Zürich, Bauer went on to make his Swiss Super League debut on the 14th of August 2011 against BSC Young Boys playing the full game which ended in a 3–0 defeat. Bauer became a regular at Letzigrund, making a total of 102 appearances in five years with the Swiss Super League side.

In June 2016, Bauer signed for Russian Premier League club Rubin Kazan. He established himself as first choice right back under Javi Gracia and played 23 times in 2016–17 as Rubin finished in ninth position. He became a popular player with the Rubin Kazan supporters who voted Bauer as their player of the year for 2017. With Rubin struggling financially in 2017–18 Bauer was free to find another club.

On the 9th of January 2018, Bauer signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with then-Premier League club Stoke City and played 15 times in 2017–18 as Stoke were relegated to the EFL Championship.

Despite relegation Bauer admitted that he would be willing to remain with the club and signed a new five-year contract with the Potters in July 2018. Bauer began the first two games of the 2018–19 away at Leeds United and at home to Brentford but was then dropped from the team by Gary Rowett.

It wasn’t until Nathan Jones became manager in January 2019, that Bauer started another Championship match, a 2–1 win over Leeds.

He failed to retain his place in the side under Jones for the remainder of the campaign and speaking in March 2019 Bauer admitted that he was looking for a new challenge. He was linked with a loan move to Wolves, however that failed to come to fruition.

On the 28th of August 2019, Bauer took up that new challenge by joining Scottish Premiership side Celtic on loan for the 2019–20 season with the option to purchase.

Bauer made his Celtic debut in a 2–0 Old Firm victory over Rangers at Ibrox on the 1st of September 2020 where he was on the receiving end of a strong tackle from Jordan Jones who was sent-off. Bauer struggled to establish himself in Neil Lennon’s plans and by February his place in the team was taken by Jeremie Frimpong.

He played 13 matches for Celtic as they won a ninth consecutive Scottish Premiership title as the season was ended early in May 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.

On his return to Stoke, Bauer was again left out of the first team by Michael O’Neill and was loaned to Russian side FC Ufa in February 2021. He moved to Ufa on a permanent basis in July 2021.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Championship