Borussia Monchengladbach forward, Marcus Thuram has been handed a six-match ban for spitting at Hoffenheim defender Stefan Posch during their Bundesliga clash last weekend.
This means that the French striker will miss Monchengladbach’s games against Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. He has also been fined 40,000 euros (£36,300) by Germany’s football association.
Many had described the behaviour as of the 23-year-old as disgusting. The son of 1998 World Cup winner Lilian Thuram was red carded while the scoreline was 1-1. Some minutes later, his team conceded he second and lost the game.
The club has also fined him a month’s wages for the act. German newspaper Bild reports that the fine could be in the region of 150,000 euros (£136,200), which is a club record sanction. The money will be given to charity.
“Marcus has accepted this and has also offered to engage with this social cause on his own behalf.
“I have come to know him as a reflective person with a great demeanour,” said Monchengladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl.
Monchengladbach has to fight now without Thuram as he begins to serve six-match ban
The young striker has already become a mainstay in Marco Rose’s squad, making him indisepnsable.
Having apologized for the disgusting behaviour, it is expected that many players will learn from this in order decorum while the tempers are flaring on the field of play.
It is a pity that it’s the son of a former footballer that this is coming from having picked alot from his father.
But the most important thing is that he has expressed remorse and tendered apology to those concerned. That’s an hallmark of a player, who could lose his heard at a time when the club is under pressure.
Monchengladbach has to play the next six domestic games without their favourite striker as they are currently sitting 8th on the log.
This is now an opportunity for Swiss striker, Breel Embolo to prove himself once again by being clinical in front of goal.
Much is now expected from the striker to help his club end their run of four winless matches in the league.