Defender Jerome Boateng has been fined by his club Bayern Munich for transgressing guidelines amid restrictions imposed in Germany to contain coronavirus pandemic. Boateng left Munich without informing Bayern to visit his son who was injured in a road accident. Also Read - Closing of Schools is Impacting Your Child's Mental Health, Here is What You Need to do
“Bayern defender Jerome Boateng left Munich yesterday without permission from the club,” Bayern said in a statement. “Boateng has transgressed the guidelines issued by the club by being too far away from his home.” Also Read - 'Humanity is Still Alive': Telangana Doctor Drives Tractor to Transport COVID Victim's Body, Wins Praise
“These guidelines govern the behaviour of the FC Bayern players in the current situation in line with government directives on restrictions on movement and the recommendations of the health authorities,” the statement added. Also Read - Shilpa Shetty's Yoga Tips to Beat Lockdown Muscle Stress
As per Daily Mail, Boateng crashed his car while returning from Leipzig after visiting his son Jermar. While he escaped unhurt, he did cause significant damage to his Mercedes.
“I accept every fine in the world if it is justified. And I know that it was certainly a mistake not to let the club know about my trip, but at that moment I was just thinking of my son. His health was not good. When a son calls his father, then of course I’ll still go, no matter what time,” he said.
“I accept every fine for him, after all, that’s my son. I want to see the father which doesn’t leave in such a moment to be with his four-year old son. I think it’s sad,” he added.
Bayern haven’t revealed the amount but will donate it to local Munich hospitals.