Borussia Mönchengladbach’s striker Marcus Thuram has to take a long break after his spit attack against Hoffenheim’s Stefan Posch. The sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) sentenced the 23-year-old Frenchman to a ban of six games on Monday, as the DFB announced. The sixth game will be suspended until December 21, 2021.
Thuram is also said to pay a fine of 40,000 euros. The penalty applies to both league and cup games. The attacker is therefore not allowed to play on Tuesday evening (8.45 p.m.) in Elversberg. Coach Marco Rose had previously announced that he would not take Thuram to the cup either way. In addition, the club and Thuram would accept any penalty from the DFB.
Both Thuram and Rose had apologized for the incident following the Bundesliga game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (1: 2). The Champions League round of 16 also announced on Sunday that the spitting attack would also be severely punished internally. Thuram has to pay a full monthly salary that will be used for a social cause.