Marcus Thuram, son of France 1998 World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, has been banned for six matches by the German Football Association (DFB) for spitting at Hoffenheim’s Stefan Posch.
Thuram has already been fined a month’s wages by his Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach for the incident – spotted by VAR – that resulted in a red card in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Borussia-Park.
The 23-year-old insisted it was not a deliberate act but apologised to Posch, Hoffenheim and his Gladbach team-mates, saying he would “accept all of the consequences of my gesture”.
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The DFB confirmed on Monday that Thuram will serve a five-match ban in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal, with the sixth match suspended until December 21, 2021.
France international Thuram, who has scored four goals in 20 appearances in all competitions for Gladbach this season, has also been fined €40,000.
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Source: Complete Sports