The German Football Association announced, Monday, that Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram has suspended six matches and fined 40,000 euros, after he spat in the face of Hoffenheim’s defender, Stephan Bosch.
Thuram’s action came during a confrontation between the players in the match that ended with Hoffenheim winning 2-1 on Saturday.
The video assistant referee revealed the details of the incident, which made the match referee decide to expel Thuram.
“The suspension will be implemented immediately in five of the six matches in the League and Cup, while the sixth match will be postponed until December 21, 2021,” the German Federation said in a statement.
Thuram, 23, apologized on Sunday for his behavior, saying he “accepts all the consequences.”