Bayern Munich have fined Frenchman Franck Ribéry for posting insults on social media after receiving criticism for a video he posted being served gold steak by the famous Nusret Gokce at the Nusr-Et steakhouse in Dubai.
Ribéry posted on social media: “Let’s start with the envious, the hateful, who have surely come through a condom with a hole. (Expletive) your mothers, your grandmothers and even your ancestors. I don’t owe you anything. My success is down to God, myself and those close to me who believed in me. For the others, you are just pebbles in my socks.”
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić stated that he understands Ribéry’s anger but the words used shouldn’t be associated with the Bundesliga club with the matter being dealt with internally.
Salihamidžić said: “He had every right to do so. I support the player there. But he used words that we as Bayern Munich cannot accept and that Franck as a role model, as a player of Bayern, should never use. I spoke with Franck for a long time yesterday and I informed him that he would receive a large fine. He accepted this fine.”