Bayern Munich fine Franck Ribery over insulting tweets

Updated: Jan 07, 2019, 09:19 IST | IANS | Berlin

The video triggered angry reactions, to which Franck Ribery responded with an insulting tweet

Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery

Bayern Munich has fined French forward Franck Ribery over words he posted on social media in response to criticism sparked by a video of him eating a steak covered in gold at a Dubai restaurant, the Bundesliga club announced.

The video triggered angry reactions, to which Ribery responded with an insulting tweet. "FC Bayern Munich has fined Franck Ribery for his choice of words used on social platforms," the German club said in a statement on its website.

"[Ribery] used words which we as FC Bayern Munich cannot accept and which Franck as a role model, as a player of FC Bayern, must never use," the statement cited sports director Hasan Salihamidzic as saying. "I spoke to Franck for a long time yesterday and told him he would receive a hefty fine. He has accepted this punishment."

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