Your friend and mine Sir Michael of Ballack is having a spot of WAG based bother at Euro 2008. And one of the key footballer’s wives causing Michael such heart ache is blondie here (the ball clutching WAG in the middle of this photo, not the slightly ropey fraulines next to her).
Apparently Germany have had a Sven style WAG ban imposed on them during the tournament. Hence Michael has told Mrs Ballack that she has to stay at home in London while he bravely battles it out for his nation. All fine. Until blondie shows up. The WAG in question is Sarah Brandner wife of Bastian Schweinsteiger. She’s a very close pal (and bowling partner) of Mrs Ballack, and when she decided to come to the tournament despite the ban, Mrs B was always going to find out.
As Sarah and a host of other German WAGs disregarded the ban, it quite obviously left Mrs B wondering why the hell she hasn’t been allowed to come. It seems only Ballack and Torsten Frings have actually managed to abide to the banning order! Cue a bit of a barny in the Germany dressing room…
“Football’s not always harmonious,” Michael said after a ruck with his team mates. “The voices in the team have got louder.” Eek.