They’re rowdy, aggressive, hooded, full of adrenaline. And after the 4-1 defeat of their St.Gallen, they are really hateful. Those idiots from the Espen block who enter the field after the final whistle and feel incredibly strong. One throws a pyro flare in the direction of the Ticino Tifosi, it’s a red hot situation.
But one person keeps his nerve, stands up to the chaotic and de-escalates: Matthias Hüppi. Without hesitation, the Espen boss runs onto the field, has to be mobbed, but doesn’t move to the side. It is a very strong, courageous action by the President of St. Gallen.
The fact that Hüppi ungrudgingly acknowledges the defeat afterwards instead of looking for excuses, that he praises the opponent’s performance, also shows greatness. In short: Hüppi is the only St. Gallen winner this afternoon.
But the Espen boss can’t buy anything with it, for the fifth time the FCSG loses a cup final, for the second time in a row.
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