Thuram received a penalty of six matches for spitting in the face of the opponent
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The German Football Association (DFB) punished Marcus Thuram of Borussia Mönchengladbach with a six-match penalty for spitting on the opponent's face. The French national team will miss the club in the next five duels in all competitions, the penalty for the sixth match is conditional until 21 December 2021.
In addition, Thuram was fined 40,000 euros and punished by a club that donates his monthly salary to charity. The son of the world champion from 1998 Lilian Thuram will miss Tuesday's match of the 2nd round of the German Cup on the field of the three-league Elversberg, in January the team will be missing in the Bundesliga duels with Bielefeld, Bayern Munich, Stuttgart and Bremen. He may return to action on January 22 in a duel against Dortmund.
The incident took place in Saturday's Bundesliga match between Gladbach and Hoffenheim. After 79 minutes, following yet another great corner, Thuram knocked the ball to the limit of Stefan Posch's reach, who just couldn't put it in the net. After his elimination, Gladbach lost 1: 2. Coach Marco Rose said he accepted the penalty from DFB, but despite everything his player would support the club. "He is our member and we will stand behind him. We will support him in difficult times when everything is falling on him," coach Borussie told DPA. Thuram immediately apologized for his act, but did not avoid the expected severe punishment.