Trapattoni all smiles as German TV appearance interrupted by topless women
Giovanni Trapattoni appeared on German TV to bury the hatchet with former player Thomas Strunz over his infamous rant while manager at Bayer Munich but the interview was hinjacked by feminist protestors.
The former Republic of Ireland boss smiled broadly when the two topless females emerged onto the stage to protest against the ‘slavery’ of workers in Qatar who host the 2022 World Cup.
The protesters were marked with the words “blood and games” and “do not play with human rights,” but the seriousness of the message didn't seem to affect the Italian veteran.
The women were accompanied by two men, one of whom was questioned about the motives behind the protest by the show's presenter Markus Lanz.
"In a couple of years the World Cup will be staged in Qatar, and workers there are treated like slaves," the man said, and urged FIFA to either pressure the country or not stage the World Cup there at all.
While the audience applauded, Lanz said: "OK, got the message. You had your chance. Thank you very much."
Once seated again, he added: "Well, those conditions are not unknown. Having said this, we are here to talk about the Champions League tonight."
Here is Trap's amazing rant about Strunz and other Bayern players in 1998.