Borussia Monchengladbach striker, Marcus Thuram is banned for spitting at opponent during Bundesliga clash.
Borussia Monchengladbach striker, Marcus Thuram, has been banned for six matches by the German Football Association (DFB) for spitting at Hoffenheim’s Stefan Posch.
The 23-year-old French footballer has already been fined a month’s wages by Gladbach for the incident which was spotted by VAR and resulted in a red card in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Borussia-Park.
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Thuram, who is the son of France World Cup winner, Lilian Thuram, insisted it was not a deliberate act but apologised to Posch, Hoffenheim, and his Gladbach team-mates, saying he would “accept all of the consequences of my gesture”.
The DFB confirmed on Monday that Thuram will serve a five-match ban in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal, with the sixth match suspended until December 21, 2021.
The France international, who has scored four goals in 20 appearances in all competitions for Gladbach this season, was also fined €40,000.