Borussia Moenchengladbach's Marcus Thuram is shown a red card by the referee. Picture: REUTERS/MARIUS BECKER
Borussia Moenchengladbach's Marcus Thuram is shown a red card by the referee. Picture: REUTERS/MARIUS BECKER

Bengaluru — Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram has been banned for six games and fined €40,000 after he spat in the face of Hoffenheim defender Stefan Posch, German soccer's governing DFB said on Monday.

France international Thuram spat at Posch from close range when he confronted him off the ball and was sent off on Saturday after a VAR review that upgraded the yellow card to red as Moenchengladbach lost 2-1 at home.

“Five of the six matches are to be served directly in Bundesliga and cup games, with the sixth suspended until December 21 2021,” the DFB said in a statement.

Thuram apologised and said he would “accept all the consequences” of his actions.

Reuters

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