Bayern Munich have fined defender Jerome Boateng for breaking lockdown rules by leaving Munich to visit his sick son.
The club issued a statement: ’’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 the responsibility to be a role model.’’
Bavaria State was the first German state to go into lockdown so as to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
The Bundesliga champions did not reveal the fine amount but said they would donate it to Munich hospitals.
Boateng responded by saying he would accept the punishment but called it ‘sad’.
‘’I know it was a mistake not to inform the club about my trip, but in the moment I only had my son in mind. ‘’The 31-year-old 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 son. If there is a punishment for it, then I respect it. I find it sad.’’