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Bundesliga: ‘Spit spat’ Thuram gets six-match ban

French international Marcus Thuram was hit with a six-match suspension and a €40 000 fine by the German Football Association on Monday for spitting at an opponent during his club Borussia Munchengladbach’s defeat to Hoffenheim at the weekend.

The 23-year-old striker — son of 1998 World Cup-winner Lilian Thuram — was sent off after a video review showed him spitting in the face of Stefan Posch of Hoffenheim as the two argued during a Bundesliga match.

With Gladbach down to 10 men, Hoffenheim scored a late goal and won 2-1.

Thuram was also fined a month’s salary, to be paid to a charity, by his club. According to Bild daily, the fine could be in the region of €150 000 and constitute a club record sanction.

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“Marcus has accepted this and has also offered to engage with this social cause on his own behalf,” the club’s sporting director Max Eberl said in a statement on Sunday.

“I have come to know him as a reflective person with a great demeanour,” said Eberl. “He remains the same person we know, and we will stand

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