Franck Ribery fined by FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich has fined Franck Ribéry for his choice of words used on social platforms. The decision was revealed by sports director Hasan Salihamidzic at the training camp in Doha today, who said that the player "used words which we as FC Bayern Munich cannot accept and which Franck as a role model, as a player of FC Bayern, must never use. I spoke to Franck for a long time yesterday and told him he would receive a hefty fine. He has accepted this punishment."
As part of an advertising campaign, Ribéry had been invited to try a steak in a restaurant during his holiday in Dubai. Afterwards, it was falsely claimed that he had paid 1,200 euros for the steak, whereupon he and his family were "savagely attacked" (Salihamidzic) on social media. Ribéry then publicly "stood up for his family and fought back", but in a manner not approved of by FC Bayern.