Munich - Off the Ball,'s weekday feature, casts an eye over some of the offbeat and occasionally controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight sides.

Today, we hear about the a new FC Bayern München fan initiative, a team that needed to digest their defeat on twitter and someone driving on the wrong side of the road.

The Bundesliga's fan-friendly culture continues to break new ground, with FC Bayern München launching an initiative asking their legions of fans all over the world to send in clips of them singing the club anthem ‘Stern des Südens’ (Star of the South). These will then be cut to create new music clips which will be shown in the Allianz Arena at Bayern home games. Here's to hoping Bayern fans’ vocal cords are as rhythmic as their team is on the pitch.

Fans of Hamburger SV were understandably downbeat after the club lost their sixth consecutive league game at the weekend, and the HSV twitter account was feeling the pain too apparently. After tweeting the final score on Saturday evening, it was silent for over 40 hours until Monday at 13:17 CET. "Our twitter account is not broken," they confirmed. "We just needed some time to digest everything. Now we'll turn [DFB] Cup mode on."

Of the many perks of being a professional footballer, being given a police escort whilst driving into oncoming traffic has to be one of the most unusual. That is precisely what happened to Bundesliga 2 side SG Dynamo Dresden as they made their way to the for their away fixture against 1. FC Union Berlin last Saturday. With almost 22,000 fans arriving at the venue, traffic was rather congested, hence the special treatment...