The young red panda gropes around in the Berlin zoo a little shy when the high-ranking visitor from the Bundesliga appears. The little cat bear was only born in June, weighing a bar of chocolate. His older conspecifics Rosie, Ruby and Polly are more trusting. They let themselves be fed by Union Berlin trainer Urs Fischer.
But Fischer is there mainly because of the young animal. On the occasion of the baptism of the red panda. Because one thing connects the two: the first name “Urs”. A three-person jury decided on the first name after the Union-Swiss’s name was often mentioned when an appeal was made. A great honor for the man from Zurich, who has been training the traditional club for a good three years and established it after promotion to the Bundesliga.
Another great honor! He has already received the accolade of German football experts. In the summer, a 31-person jury selected the Union team around Fischer for the football magazine “11 Freunde” as last season’s coaching team.
The christening of the red panda on «Urs» shows once again that Fischer’s popularity with fans is just as great as it is with experts. Of course, the 55-year-old is happy about the christening of the young animal: “That’s great. It might not have to be Urs. But Urs means bear, so it fits. ” (str)