Friday, 3 April 2020

Boateng fined by Bayern Munich for visiting his sick son amid Corona Virus lockdown.

Bayern Munich have fined Jerome Boateng after the defender broke government lockdown rules by leaving Munich to visit his ill son.
German state to go into lockdown in response to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, as witnessed in most parts of the world.
In a statement released by the club, there accused Boateng to have: “transgressed the guidelines issued by the club by being too far away from his home.”
"The guidelines govern the behaviour of the FC Bayern players in the current situation in line with the Bavarian state government’s directives on restrictions on movement and the recommendations of the health authorities.
"FC Bayern believes the club has a responsibility to be a role model."
Reacting, Boateng said: "I know that it was certainly a mistake not to inform the club about my trip, but in the moment I only had my son in mind,” Boateng told German newspaper Bild.
“He was not in good health. When a son calls his father, of course I will still go, no matter what time.
“For him I accept any punishment; after all, he is my son. I want to see the father who does not go in such a moment to be with his four-year-old.”