According to his father, Lilian Thuram, Marcus Thuram’s spitting against Eintracht Frankfurt was involuntary.
2020 ended on a bad note for Marcus Thuram. His last outing before the break, Saturday, on the occasion of the Borussia Monchengladbach at Hoffenheim Indeed turned into disaster when at the start of the last quarter of an hour, the French striker spit in the face of Stefan Posch. What to place the international tricolor at the heart of a huge media storm.
Nothing more logical to believe his father Lilian, currently in Guadeloupe to present his latest book, “White Thought”. “It’s completely understandable what is happening in the media, I myself was watching the match, I was extremely shocked, I even asked myself the question whether it was really my son in fact “, explained Lilian Thuram at the microphone of RCI.
Normal that he is punished
But the 1998 world champion could be somewhat reassured. According to his son, this spitting was indeed involuntary. “I had his explanation, that is to say that he was raging with anger, and therefore he insulted the opponent and without actually doing it on purpose, he had saliva which left”, he said, adding: “Him, what he wants is for people to remember that it’s unintentional because he says to himself” but daddy I wouldn’t want people to think that I am able to spit on someone on purpose because that it doesn’t make sense. “”
Marcus Thuram immediately explained it with his brother Kephren. “And besides, when he took the red card, the first person he called when he was in the locker room was his little brother, to tell him” Képhren, I didn’t do it. on purpose, I assure you, I was screaming, I was pissed off, I had a rage and the saliva came out all by itself and so in fact he accepts – and I think that is normal – that ‘he is punished because indeed it is a gesture that must not exist on the football field “, continued the former defender.
Logically excluded and despite his apologies, the German League has imposed on Marcus Thuram no less than five matches of suspension accompanied by a heavy fine.