Bayern Munich have fined defender Jerome Boateng for leaving the city without permission, an act in breach of the strict rules of confinement imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to German publication BILD, Boateng had left Munich in order to visit his son in Leipzig, who suffered minor injuries in a road traffic accident on Tuesday.
Bayern took to social media to announce that they have fined the 31-year-old following the incident.
“Bayern defender Jerome Boateng left Munich yesterday without permission from the club,” said the German champions in a statement.
“Boateng has transgressed the guidelines issued by the club by being too far away from his home.
“These guidelines govern the behaviour of the FC Bayern players in the current situation in line with government directives on restrictions on movement and the recommendations of the health authorities,” said the statement though they did not specify the amount.
Boateng has since spoken out about the incident, claiming he will accept every fine as his son’s health is all that matters to him.
“I accept every fine in the world if it is justified. And I know that it was certainly a mistake not to let the club know about my trip, but at that moment I was just thinking of my son,” he said.
“I accept every fine for him, after all, that’s my son. I want to see the father who doesn’t leave in such a moment to be with his four-year old son. I think it’s sad,” added the former German international.
In September last year German coach Joachim Low dropped Boateng in the national team alongside Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels, saying he does not see a future in the squad for the trio.
By Ofhani Munyai