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Tolisso cops his whack after Covid breach

Corentin Tolisso
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The league leaders have made an example of the midfielder after he ignored the health measures put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso has been dropped from the squad as well as fined after he broke strict Covid-19 rules and went to a tattoo parlor.

He was completely left out of the squad for his side’s 4-1 win over Hoffenheim after officials made the call to leave him out. The club is absolutely outraged after the midfielder posted a video of him getting a tattoo on his social media in what is a definite break of the measures the league has put in place to protect players.

The CEO was not impressed

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge put out an official statement in the wake of the breach and as you can expect, he was less than impressed.

“We are happy that despite the current situation Bundesliga matches can be played. A condition for that is that players, coaches, and staff stick to the health rules set out.

“Corentin Tolisso has now broken these rules despite the fact that the club leadership has clearly communicated those rules with the team. This is frustrating and will not be tolerated.”

Manger Hansi Flick also chimed in with his thoughts after Tolisso broke protocols after he spoke to the media after his sides win over Hoffenheim:

“This is an absolute no go for us. He is very sorry, it happened, it cannot be undone.”

The midfielder then took to social media to apologize for his actions that could have brought the whole league to a standstill.

He posted on his Twitter:

“I hereby want to apologise for my misconduct. I am sorry to have disobeyed the regulations of my club and the DFL. I know that I have disappointed our fans and FC Bayern Munich. I am sorry!”

Tolisso has made 18 appearances for the German champions across all competitions but there is still huge doubts over whether Hansi Flick will recall him to the first-team on Friday. After such a breach in which players know what is at stake, the fact that a professional can do this is simply unforgivable.


Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.