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Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram Sent Off For Spitting At Hoffenheim Player

Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram Sent Off For Spitting At Hoffenheim Player

In the middle of a pandemic?!

Max Miller

Max Miller

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.

Minutes later, Ryan Sessegnon - on loan from Tottenham - scored to give Hoffenheim the win.

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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Topics: Football News, Football, Hoffenheim, Borussia Monchengladbach, Bundesliga