Thomas Tuchel began his era as manager of Bayern Munich with a statement victory against Borussia Dortmund on April Fool’s Day, April 1, 2023.
Tuchel masterminded a landslide 4-2 victory against his former side in the German version of the El Clasico – Der Klassiker – helping Bayern reclaim the top spot in the Bundesliga.
Nonetheless, a red ribbon, called Kautuka, on his arm has pricked the interest of social media users, who are curious about why the 49-year-old wears a red ribbon on his arm ever since returning from his Aryuvedic treatment in Kerala, India.
At Tuchel’s unveiling, he was spotted with a small red thread on his sleeve during his introduction as the new head coach of Bayern Munich.
What is Kautuka?
Sometimes knotted, a kautuka is a red-yellow ritual protection thread.
The thread also known as kalava and is used in some religious rituals. Hindus believe that it acts as a defence against enemies and symbolises long life, per Tribuna.
What is Ayurvedic treatment?
According to Better Health Channel, Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India.
Yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and dietary adjustments are just a few of the many available treatment choices.