Gamer breaks controller playing FIFA, pro footballer Gotze sends replacement

Mario Götze agrees to replace controller broken by fan playing as him in FIFA.

Last week saw an avid Fallout fan successfully secure a pre-order of Fallout 4 with 2,240 bottle caps, but gamer Mario Thissen has gone one better and secured a refund for a controller he smashed while playing FIFA 15, from a real footballer.

Thissen posted a picture of his broken PS3 controller on the Facebook Page of football team Bayern Munich, explaining that the products demise was due to player Mario Götze missing a penalty in the 90th minute of his FIFA match.

The overzealous fan insisted that Götze owed him €49.90 for the fumble of his on-screen counterpart that led to Thissen destroying his controller in frustration.

Surprisingly, Götze replied and sympathised with the fan's situation. What’s even more unbelievable is that he actually agreed to send Thissen a replacement.

Essentially Mario Götze is shelling out for something he had no involvement in and Mario Thissen is getting rewarded for not being able to control his temper at his own shoddy scoring skills. 

Thus, the moral of the story is; if you smash something, the best thing to do is blame someone else and have them to pay for it. Simple! Right?


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Games FIFA 15 Genres ActionSports Platforms PlayStation 3 Tags controller
Published Jul. 2nd 2015
  • Victor Ren
    Respect to Gotze for being a good guy... but this is different from the Fallout thing. This kid didn't deserve it at all, Gotze had to pull cash out of his wallet because of this kid's sheer stupidity.

    Well... it can't be that bad the 49.90 must feel like a couple of bucks for Gotze.

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