Sadio Mane has received a fine and suspension in the wake of a conflict with a fellow player. The renowned forward struck Leroy Sane in the face following Bayern Munich’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Tuesday. The pair were observed quarreling on the field during the match’s final moments. The disagreement seemingly continued into the locker room after the game concluded.
Upon their return to Germany Thursday morning after the loss in England, Mane and Sane took separate transportation after arriving in Munich. The lingering impact of the altercation was still evident days later. As the team disembarked, Sane was captured on video attempting to conceal his swollen lip.
Club announces official decision on repercussions of the scuffle Both athletes resumed training as normal on Thursday afternoon, even sharing smiles. However, Mane also met with team authorities to address the incident. On Thursday, the club declared that he has been penalized and will serve a one-game suspension.
“Sadio Mane, 31, will be excluded from the FC Bayern lineup for this Saturday’s home match against 1899 Hoffenheim,” the announcement stated. “This is a result of his misbehavior after Bayern’s Champions League game at Manchester City. Mané will also incur a fine.”
Bayern suspends Sadio Mane: Club may consider selling him this summer Earlier in the day, Sky Sports Germany reported that the club might also contemplate selling the player this summer, or even possibly terminating his contract. Mane joined Bayern just last summer in an agreement worth approximately $33 million. In addition to the substantial investment in the player’s transfer, Bayern allegedly pays Mane around $21 million per year. This makes the termination of his current contract unlikely.
Despite the occurrence, numerous potential buyers would likely emerge if Bayern decided to place the star on the market. Nevertheless, the German powerhouse hopes the matter is now behind both players and they can move forward. Mane is undoubtedly a gifted athlete and would be highly valuable to the club.