Lilian Thuram follows the meetings of his sons, Marcus and Khephren. He was shocked to see his older brother spit on an opponent and be sent off. The two men explained themselves, and Marcus’ suspension was formalized.
Marcus Thuram shocked the football planet … as well as his father! Lilian Thuram reacted to the exclusion of her son for spitting at an opponent during a league match. ” I even asked myself the question whether he was really my son, ” said the former world champion.
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It is on RCI Guadeloupe that Lilian Thuram commented on the incident of his son Marcus. On Saturday 19 December, the young striker and his Borussia Mönchengladbach team received Hoffenheim for another day in the Bundesliga. The locals lost by a score of 1 to 2, a loss made worse by the exclusion of Marcus Thuram. He received a red card in the 78th minute for spitting in the face of an opponent, Austrian defender Stefan Posch.
” Myself I watched the match, I was extremely shocked, I even wondered whether it was really my son in fact “, replied Lilian Thuram on Guadeloupe radio. Father and son chatted about the incident.
” That is to say, he was raging with anger, and so he insulted the opponent and without actually doing it on purpose, he had saliva which left , explains Lilian Thuram. Him, what he wants is for people to remember it’s unintentional because he’s like, ‘But daddy, I wouldn’t want people to think I’m able to spit on someone on purpose because it doesn’t. has no sense. ‘And besides, when he took the red card, the first person he called when he was in the locker room was his little brother [ Khephren Thuram, 19, also footballer at OGC Nice, Editor’s note], to tell him: ‘Khephren, I didn’t do it on purpose, I assure you, I was screaming, I was upset, I had a rage and the saliva came out all by itself’. And so in fact he accepts -bet I think it’s normal – that he be punished because indeed it is a gesture that must not exist on the football field “.
For this involuntary spitting, which shocked football lovers and all of Germany, also hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Marcus Thuram was suspended 6 games. The Borussia Mönchengladbach and France team striker was also fined 40,000 euros, in addition to that of his club, which amounted to 150,000 euros.