"Sorry, Energie Fans! Certainly one can lose at Schalke. But we did not put up enough defense against the class of the individuals of this opponent. ... True compensation will come at the next game."
-- Steffen Heidrich, general manager of German club Energie Cottbus, in an apology to 600 Cottbus fans who traveled to its game against Schalke 04 and witnessed a 4-0 Cottbus loss. The apology included a promise of free tickets to those fans for Cottbus' next game. (FCenergie.de)