Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, the son of legendary French World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, was sent off for spitting at an opponent on Saturday.
The 23-year-old, in the middle of a pandemic, decided to spit at Hoffenheim's Stefan Posch - who did very well to not react angrily to the incident.
Thuram was sent off as a result, and Hoffenheim took advantage of the extra man to grab a winner and go home 2-1 victors.
Monchengladbach had gone ahead thanks to a Lars Stindl penalty in the first half, before former Leicester City man Andrej Kramaric scored in the 75th minute to draw Hoffenheim equal.
This was when Thuram and Posch appeared to have a disagreement on the pitch, with the former deciding to spit at his opponent. Posch himself was given a yellow card for his part - although he didn't react to the spit itself - and Thuram was sent off.
Marcus Thuram sent off for spitting at Hoffenheim's Stefan Posch today - a really petulant move in the middle of a particularly intense moment in the pandemic in Germany & beyond. pic.twitter.com/oW1SbaNU6u- Get French Football News (@GFFN) December 19, 2020
Why the hell did Posch from Hoffenheim go down after #Thuram spit at him? Beside this disgusting and in #Corona times very dangerous action by Thuram, this is an example what's wrong with todays profi soccer players - they go down for everything and cry like little kids. #BMGTSG pic.twitter.com/hVIbCLZp4F- Top News Germany (@TopNewsGermany) December 19, 2020
Minutes later, Ryan Sessegnon - on loan from Tottenham - scored to give Hoffenheim the win.
What a moment that is for Ryan Sessegnon :flag_black:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 19, 2020
His second goal since joining Hoffenheim is an 86th winner against Gladbach!
The youngster on loan from Spurs having an impact :punch: pic.twitter.com/YbRfqwf49K
A well as having cost his team the three points, Thuram will likely receive an extended suspension for the incident. This will only continue the pain for Monchengladbach, who have now failed to win in their last six matches across all competitions.
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