You have to hand it to Lukas Podolski. He came out and said exactly what everyone else was thinking regarding his coach's sideline antics.
Podolski laughed off the incident when asked about Joachim Löw bizarre pitch-side exploration of his own nether-regions - where the German coach not only causally slipped his hands into his pants, he also decided to have a little sniff of his fingers for good measure.
— UEFA EURO 2016 (@Euro16Updates) June 14, 2016
Podolski set the room of reporters into raptures as he responded by saying:
I think that 80 percent of you (journalists) - and I - scratch our balls from time to time. So everything is fine.
However, it doesn't really look like Löw was fazed by the incident being caught on camera with an audience of million watching, the German boss was at it again in training the following day.
Low will hope that the good people of Nivea will be as dismissive of the whole thing as Podolski is. The German manager is a brand ambassador for the cosmetics company, with Archie Rhind-Tutt elucidating online that he extended his contract a month ago:
The best thing about all this Joachim Löw hygiene business... He's the face of Nivea in Germany. pic.twitter.com/3tc1lptXSM
— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) June 14, 2016
It's probably a given that the cameras will be firmly locked on the World Cup winning manager for the remainder of the tournament, because there's no guessing what he might do next.