"No offense was meant. I am thankful that I was able to be part of it here, and experience the country. It was the first I've been to Brazil."
-- German defender Robert Bauer
apologizing for making a gesture -- "a stupid action" -- showing seven fingers to the Maracana crowd, in reference to his nation's 7-1 victory over Brazil at the 2014 World Cup, after his team lost to
Brazil in a shootout in the Olympic gold-medal game. (ESPN FC