Thuram spat on his opponent on Saturday © MARIUS BECKER / POOL / AFP / MARIUS BECKER
Draconian punishment for Marcus Thuram: The French national player from Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach was banned from playing 6 competitive games last Saturday after his spit attack. The attacker also has to pay a fine of 40,000 euros.
December 21, 2020
Five games are to be served directly from the suspension that applies to Bundesliga and cup games. The 6th game will be suspended until December 21, 2021.
Thuram spat in the face of Stefan Posch from Hoffenheim and saw the red card in the 78th minute.
The five-time German champions had also asked the striker to pay, Thuram has to pay a monthly salary that will benefit a social cause.
Thuram apologized for his affectative act on social media on Saturday. Gladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl had stated after a conversation with the professional that Thuram “apologized again to me and thus to the club for his behavior. Marcus is devastated and he has credibly assured me that he did not deliberately spat on Stefan Posch. Marcus remains the person we know and we don’t let him down ”.