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One of the most heinous acts that can be committed on a soccer field is surely spitting in the face of an opponent.
It is the most disgusting and disgusting abuse, and when it is reported and proven, the perpetrators must be dealt with harshly.
Fortunately, both Borussia Monchengladbach and the Bundesliga have taken a hard line with Gladbach player Marcus Thuram after he was caught spitting on Hoffenheim’s Stefan Posch.
BBC Sport They report that the player has received an immediate suspension of six league games, as well as a fine of 40,000 euros (£ 36,300).
To add to that punishment, his club has imposed a club record fine of 150,000 euros (£ 136,200) according to Bild, cited by BBC Sport, with all the money going to charity.
That is roughly equivalent to a month’s salary for Thuram, and while he has since apologized on social media, the scale of the fine sends absolutely the right message.