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The cliché is a mystery: how did a football Mauther play in the first leg of the TSV Grafenau?

To read clearly: on one of the balls used in the first leg of the TSV Grafenau against Spvgg Osterhofen, we read "TSV Mauth". Photo: Helmut Weiderer

To read clearly: on one of the balls used in the first leg of the TSV Grafenau against Spvgg Osterhofen, we read "TSV Mauth". Photo: Helmut Weiderer

Sometimes football ends where it should not be … A particular mistake allowed photographer Helmut Weiderer to be shown in the rain last weekend, with a snapshot revealed. In the top league of the district league of TSV Grafenau (against Osterhofen) was clearly on one of the balls which read as "TSV Mauth". This was not hidden by the photographer, nor by the watchful eyes of viewers or Internet users – and a discussion on the merits of the Mauther Spielball in the Galgenau quickly broke out.

A way forward: all parties can smile about the incident. But how did this football get into the league leaders' game against the Rangzweiten (1: 1)? Three mind games (not very serious):

Did Stefan Gaisbauer smuggle it? The coach of Mauth was one of the 600 spectators present in the sports park of the AMF. Did he want to check if the leader's balls were already calibrated for district league football? Barely. Gaisbauer was interested but discreetly behind one of the goals.

Second consideration: Did TSV Mauth get the ball? At least, the club has fed on this speculation through a post on its Instagram channel. There, the TSV Mauth published the photos of evidence with a wink and the following words: "The toy of the best game of the district league was sponsored by TSV Mauth – let's do it." However, a voluntary donation of money was not, as revealed by a research of the Heimatzeitung.

Did the ball want to change clubs? After a year in the county class with TSV Mauth, he had just enough and wanted to run away? In this case, the timing was favorable, as county champions, Mauth, and kicker TSV Grafenau, a techie in the district league, played a friendly in June. The director of the Mauth team, Maximilian Stockinger, and Grafenau's coach Thomas Beyer, believe, according to their current knowledge, that the balloon "accidentally wandered in our bag" during these 90 minutes , written with a smiling smile on request.

The truth will probably remain hidden and, as we have heard in recent days, more often than not footballs are fired or thrown into foreign ball nets – or simply wander mysteriously. If a club has a guilty conscience, it has the unique opportunity to anonymously return a "borrowed" ball. The editorial team will be happy to help you: heimatsport@pnp.de ,
In the case of TSV, Grafenau and TSV, Mauth had already exchanged. After his good times in the District League and Grafenau – the Stodbärs have played the best series of long-time autumn – he goes back at least for a year to the League of Counties …