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Bayern fine Ribery over outburst on Twitter

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Bayern Munich said Sunday they will impose “ a heavy fine ” on Franck Ribery over an obscenity – laced outburst on social media , after the French striker became embroiled in controversy for eating a gold – coated steak .
The punishment comes after Ribery lashed out at critics in a string of angry posts on Twitter and Instagram on Saturday . It is the latest scandal to engulf the 35 – year -old , who is deeply unpopular in his native France but revered by German fans .

“ I had a long talk with Franck and I let him know that we would impose a heavy fine on him and he accepted it , ” the club ’ s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told journalists in Qatar , where the club is on a training camp .

“ He used words that we , FC Bayern, cannot accept and that Franck does not have the right to use , as a role model and player of FC Bayern. ”

On Thursday , Ribery posted a video on social media showing him in a Dubai steak house owned by celebrity Turkish restauranteur Salt Bae and rubbing his hands before tucking into a huge chop coated in gold .

That ostentatious luxury , and the reported cost of the meal , drew ferocious criticism before Ribery – who earns an estimated eight million euros a year with the German champions – hit back .

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“ Let ’ s start with the envious , the angry , surely born because of a broken condom , ” read the first of the posts on Ribery ’ s Twitter account .

“ F * ck your mothers , your grandmothers and your whole family tree, ” he wrote , taking care to sanitise the French word “ n * quez ” .

Salihamidzic made clear that Ribery did not pay the bill himself because he had been invited to the restaurant.

“ Franck has been slandered and insulted , ” said Salihamidzic . “ And not only Franck , but his pregnant wife , his child and his mother , who is currently in hospital for an operation . Franck wanted to defend himself and defend his family . He has the right to do that . I support him in that , but unfortunately he totally lost control. ”

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