FC Bayern has suspended Sadio Mané for one match after his fist punch against Leroy Sane. It has now been announced that the Senegalese will also have to dig deep into his pocket and pay a hefty fine.
Bayern officially announced on Thursday that Mané has been suspended for the upcoming Bundesliga home match against TSG Hoffenheim due to his misbehaviour after the Champions League match against Manchester City. The Munich side, however, did not specify the incident in the Bayern dressing room. According to consistent media reports, Mané punched his teammate Leroy Sané in the face.
According to „BILD“, the suspension is not the only consequence. The 31-year-old also has to pay a fine in the mid-six-figure range. According to reports, the fine is likely to be close to 500,000 euros. This would be the biggest fine in the history of the Munich club.
By comparison, Franck Ribery had to pay „only“ 50,000 euros after a similar incident in April 2012, when he punched Arjen Robben.
Sané has stood up for Mané
According to rumours, Mané’s dismissal from FC Bayern was also briefly under discussion. In the end, however, those responsible decided against it. Also because Mané has shown himself to be reasonable.
It is also interesting to note that, according to Sport1, Sané is also said to have spoken out in favour of „a soft punishment“ and against a complete expulsion. According to the report, the 27-year-old wants to put the incident behind him as quickly as possible and concentrate on his sporting duties.