BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH ahead Marcus Thuram has been slapped with a five-game ban for spitting on Hoffenheim defender Stefan Posch.
The 23-year-old spat in Posch’s face after a heated confrontation within the 77th minute of Gladbach’s 1-0 loss to their Bundesliga rivals.
Marcus Thuram was seen spitting on Stefan Posch
Marcus Thuram was despatched off after a VAR evaluationCredit score: AFP
After almost butting heads, Thuram – the son of France and Juventus nice Lillian – appeared to spit on Posch from simply inches away.
The referee missed the incident however gave Thuram his marching orders after reviewing it through VAR.
And the German Soccer Federation (DFB) haven’t taken the Frenchman’s actions calmly, handing him a five-match suspension and a £37,000 (€40,000) advantageous.
An additional one-game ban has been suspended offered Thuram showcases good behaviour till December 21, 2021.
Gladbach have already fined Thuram a month’s wages his for unsavoury actions, for which he apologised profusely on Instagram.
He mentioned: “At the moment one thing happened that’s not in my character and mustn’t ever occur.
“I reacted to an opponent in a flawed manner and one thing occurred by accident and never deliberately,’ Thuram wrote on Instagram on Saturday.
“I apologize to everybody, to Stefan Posch, to my opponents, to my teammates, to my household and to all those that noticed my response. After all, I settle for all the implications of my gesture.”
Gladbach’s sporting director, Max Eberl, was disgusted by Thuram’s actions however insists the incident was utterly out of character.
He mentioned: “Marcus is devastated and has assured me that he didn’t purposely spit at Stefan Posch. He informed me that in a dispute with Stefan Posch, he had unintentionally spat after cursing a number of occasions in French within the warmth of the second.
“He is aware of that this does not change something and that the images converse for themselves, and that the sending off was the precise name.
“I consider Marcus as a result of I’ve come to know him as a reflective individual with an excellent manner.”
Thuram will miss Monchengladbach’s upcoming matches towards SV Elversberg, Arminia, Bayern Munich, Stuttgart and Werder Bremen.
His suspension will likely be over simply in time for the go to of Borussia Dortmund on January 22.