Bayern Munich : Jerome Boateng slapped with a fine for visiting ill son outside Munich

Author: George Ernest Asare
Jerome Boateng

Bayern Munich defender  Jerome Boateng  has been  slapped with a fine after breaking government lock-down rules  to visit his four-year-old  ill son outside Munich.

Boateng who described the decision as “sad”, however said he would respect it in good faith.

"I know that it was certainly a mistake not to inform the club about my trip, but in the moment, I only had my son in mind,” Boateng told German newspaper Bild.

“For him, I accept any punishment; after all, he is my son.

“I want to see the father who does not go in such a moment to be with his four-year-old son. If there is a punishment for it, then I respect it. I find it sad.”

“He was not in good health. When a son calls his father, of course I will still go, no matter what time". He bemoaned

In their statement, the club said: "The guidelines govern the behaviour of the FC Bayern players in the current situation in line with the Bavarian state government’s directives on restrictions on movement and the recommendations of the health authorities.

Bavaria was the first German state to go into lock-down in response to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.

Bayern  however did not reveal the amount of the fine but said that they would be donating it to Munich hospitals.

"FC Bayern believes the club has a responsibility to be a role model."It noted