The chancellor posted a picture on X, formerly known as Twitter, showing him wearing a large black patch over his right eye, with red scrape marks visible around the edge…reports Asian Lite News
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday posted a photo of himself wearing an eyepatch after injuring his face while jogging – triggering a flood of pirate jokes online.
Scholz suffered minor injuries after falling while out running on Sunday, forcing him to cancel some appointments that day.
The chancellor posted a picture on X, formerly known as Twitter, showing him wearing a large black patch over his right eye, with red scrape marks visible around the edge.
“Thanks for the well wishes, it looks worse than it is!” he wrote under the picture on his official account.
“Excited to see the memes,” he added. And there were memes aplenty, many comparing him to a buccaneer.
Some showed an eyepatch-wearing cartoon pirate brandishing a cutlass, while others showed a pirate at a ship’s wheel. There were also many messages wishing him a speedy recovery.
Scholz, whose face is also visibly scratched in the photo, will have to wear the eye patch for the next few days and weeks, government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit told a news conference on Monday.
Despite the injury, Scholz – who has been a regular runner for several years – was in good form, Hebestreit said.