Bremen - Aaron Hunt will bow out as a Werder Bremen player at the Weserstadion in high style on Saturday, taking official reception of the Fair Play Medal awarded to him by the German Olympic Society (DOG) in March.
Dutt: 'Going to be emotional'
Hunt has been honoured by the DOG for admitting he had not been fouled after going down inside the box during Bremen's Matchday 26 game at 1. FC Nürnberg, convincing the referee to overturn a penalty call for the visitors. He will receive his due before the home meeting with Hertha Berlin this weekend, which has already attracted a sell-out 42,100 crowd.
“It's going to be a very emotional occasion for Aaron, I've got to know him as a sensitive person,” Bremen head coach Robin Dutt said. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder is taking his leave at the end of the season after ten years on the Green-Whites' professional books, his destination as yet unconfirmed.
A healthy selection of former Werder heroes are meanwhile due to make an appearance at Saturday's game, with the club also marking the tenth anniversary of its Bundesliga and DFB Cup double-winning campaign of 2003/04. The architect of that success, long-serving head coach Thomas Schaaf, is among those expected to be in attendance.
You can get a reminder of Aaron Hunt's beyond-the-call of duty action on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel: