Peter Niemeyer of Hertha Inappropriate Behaviour with Referee Bibiana Steinhaus

Jon SainzAnalyst IIOctober 5, 2010

Hertha Berlin and Alemannia Aachen played to a scoreless tie on Monday in a Bundesliga game.

This game won't be remembered because it was a great game—since football-wise nothing out of the ordinary happened—but something did happen in this game.

Some time ago, the Bundesliga started using female referees in lower divisions; that was the case in this game as Bibiana Steinhaus refereed her first live TV match.

It was the 55th minute, and Hertha Berlin's midfielder Peter Niemeyer tried to pat the referee in the shoulder, but he failed to look to where he was aiming and since she was farther away than he thought, he ended up brushing his fingers across her chest. 

Understandably confused by what just happened, Steinhaus looked at Niemeyer and laughed, as did the match commentators.

Here's a video of the incident.