Former world champion Jérôme Boateng has been fined by Bayern Munich. The club fined the defender for moving away from his home despite the Corona exit restrictions.
As the German record champions announced, the 31-year-old had left Munich on Tuesday without the approval of the club. Nothing is known about the amount of the fine. On Tuesday, TV Upper Franconia initially reported that Boateng had survived a car accident on the A9 near Selbitz on a slippery surface.
"With this distance from his place of residence, Boateng was acting contrary to the requirements of the club. These requirements regulate the behavior of the FC Bayern players in the current situation in accordance with the requirements regarding the initial restriction of the Bavarian state government and the recommendations of the health authorities," it said Association announcement. FC Bayern see themselves as a role model here. "As a consequence of this violation, the club decided to fine Boateng," it said. The sum will be donated by the Munich Hospitals Association. Boateng defends himself: "I find the sad" opposite "picture" the former international immediately defended himself against the punishment inflicted on him, which he regards as unfair. According to "Bild", Germany's footballer of the year 2016 visited his sick son in Saxony on training-free Monday. "I accept every punishment in the world if it is justified. And I know that it was certainly a mistake not to let the club know about my trip to inform, but at that moment I only had my son in mind. He was not in good health. If a son calls his father, then of course I’ll go no matter what time! I will take any punishment for him, after all, that's my son. I want to see the father who doesn't leave in such a moment to be with his four-year-old son. If there is a punishment, then respect. I find it sad, "explained Boateng Shortly before, the defender had stated in a "kicker" interview that he could imagine a contract extension at Bayern beyond 2021. Negotiations between the club and the player have probably not yet taken place.