Bundesliga: Hardly any other club is insulted on Twitter as often as VfB Hardly any other club is insulted on Twitter as often as VfB – VfB Stuttgart

Orel Mangala and his VfB colleagues sometimes have a difficult time on Twitter. The footballers from SC Freiburg fare better there. Photo: Bauman


A study shows which clubs are most frequently confronted with offensive content on the short message service Twitter. VfB Stuttgart is at the forefront.

Stuttgart – There is sometimes a rough tone on social networks, and the short message service Twitter is no exception. Players, coaches and fans in the Bundesliga get to feel and read about this on a regular basis. Now the sports betting portal Kelbet From the period 2016 to 2021, almost one million tweets related to the Bundesliga and the respective clubs were evaluated for swear words and insults. Result: VfB Stuttgart finished second behind 1. FC Köln.

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36,058 contributions and comments on VfB were included in the study. 6.1 percent of these contained offensive content that was tied to phrases such as stupid, bad, pathetic or shitty. It should be mentioned at this point that VfB Stuttgart was relegated twice during the period in question. Borussia Mönchengladbach took third place in the insult ranking. SC Freiburg had to endure the least. Only two percent of all SC-related tweets contained hate and malice. By far the most short messages were aimed at the two top clubs from Munich and Dortmund. However, the content is mostly moderate – FC Bayern comes in 11th and Borussia Dortmund in 13th place.



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