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Thuram banned from six matches after spitting at Posch

Mon 21 December 2020 | 18:09

The 23-year-old has been fined and punished for what he has done by Gladbach.

Marcus Thuram

, who is

Borussia Monchengladbach

’s forward, received a red card resulting in banishment from six games after spitting at 

Stefan Posch

. The French striker has received a fine by his side after the Saturday incident against

Hoffenheim

. The France international has shown remorse apologizing to Posch, their rivals, and his squad saying: “

I’ll accept all of the consequences of my gesture

".

The German Football Association has suspended Thuram, who has found the target four times in 20 outings, from six matches till December 21, 2021.

Max Eberl

, Gladbach sporting director, stated: "

I had a long discussion with Marcus this morning, in which he apologised to me and to the club once again for his actions.

"We have known Marcus for almost two years, we know his background and his family. Saturday's actions do not represent that. Marcus is devastated and has assured me that he did not purposely spit at Stefan Posch. 

"He told me that during a dispute with Stefan Posch, he had unintentionally spat after cursing several times in French in the heat of the moment.

"He knows that this doesn't change anything and that the pictures speak for themselves, and that the sending off was the right call.

"I believe Marcus because I have come to know him as a reflective person with a great demeanour. He did it, but he did not do it with intent.

"As a club, we will fine him a sum equivalent to one month's wage for his behaviour that led to the dismissal, which will be donated to a good cause. Marcus has accepted this and has also offered to engage with this social cause on his own behalf.

"Marcus apologised to Stefan Posch, Hoffenheim, his team-mates, the coaching staff and the Gladbach fans, and I would like to do this again explicitly on behalf of Borussia Monchengladbach.

"He made a big mistake and is being punished for it. He remains the same person we know, and we will stand by him."


source: SportMob