Sadio Mane didn't pose with a beer in Bayern Munich's traditional squad photo due to Muslim beliefs
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Sadio Mane did not pose with a beer in Bayern Munich's annual squad photo due to his religious beliefs.
As part of a partnership with local brewery Paulaner, every year the Bavarian outfit get dressed up in Lederhosen and pose with three litre beers.
This year was no different for the Bundesliga champions and Mane joined his teammates and manager Julian Nagelsmann in sporting the traditional attire.
#Anzeige | Tracht statt Trikot: Unser Team beim traditionellen Lederhosen-Shooting von #Paulaner! 📸🤩🍻#FCBayern #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/BWnXaxLX4W— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) August 29, 2022
A total of 31 people made up of players and staff posed in the picture but only two did not have a beer in hand - Mane and fellow new signing Noussair Mazraoui, a Moroccan international.
Both are devout Muslims and the consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Islam. The pair were still all smiles and should be commended for making the effort to immerse themselves into the Bavarian culture.
Mane was sat at the front, while Mazraoui was stood next to Jamal Musala in the third row.
Sadio Mane didn't pose with a beer with his teammates in the sponsored team photo. pic.twitter.com/LyscX1iCC7— POOJA!!! (@PoojaMedia) August 29, 2022
Wow.— Sir_Nercedy (@Sir_Nercedy) August 29, 2022
Look Mane please.
No beer on his hand what a good muslim pic.twitter.com/jwWaNkzePa
The traditional Bayern Munich lederhosen photo. 🍺🇩🇪— OKYERE KWAME TAWIAH 🇬🇭🦅 (@okt_ranking) August 29, 2022
Sadio Mane only joined FC Bayern to play football not to drink beer 😂😂 #SportsCenter #SilverSports pic.twitter.com/f2Rky5FLZM
Respect to Manè for not holding the beer because of his beliefs. ❤️🙌🏻#MiaSanMia I #AfricanFootball pic.twitter.com/ROsMvhNsAq— Micky Jnr ✪ (@MickyJnr__) August 29, 2022
Credit to the two Bayern Munich players, Sadio Mane and Noussair Mazraoui who declined to hold a glass of beer in this promotional photo. They should not have been put in the position of being part of the promotion. pic.twitter.com/dYjuU7JsKH— Peter Rice (@peterricev2) August 29, 2022
Mane still abiding to his religion rules; not holding the beer is one of the best moments you’ll see. In Bayern Munich Club, it's an annual tradition. #mane #sadiomane #BayernMunich pic.twitter.com/vD5qp658zi— Gibiii (@mowher_gibi) August 29, 2022
Sadio Mane doesn't drink beer 😁😁😁 pic.twitter.com/okhnaRNUIm— FOOTBALLFANSSTUFF (@officialffsnews) August 29, 2022
Sadio Mane refusing to pose with a beer 🍺 with the rest of his Bayern Munich teammates on a commercial because he is Muslim.— Alariwo Of Sports 📻 🎙💭 (@UgoIfeanyi8) August 29, 2022
Class Act 🙌#Mane pic.twitter.com/efxPjQlkYu
In February, Mane asked Liverpool colleague Takumi Minamino to refrain from spraying champagne during the Carabao Cup celebrations at Wembley.
Minamino stood next to Mane, had grabbed a bottle, but the Senegalese forward politely asked him to put it down.
Mane asked Minamino not to spray champagne so he put it back down ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pFoJ6ErbEf— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 28, 2022
He respected Mane's wishes and then both the former Southampton man and Mohamed Salah darted away to take cover while the champagne was being sprayed.
Mane, one of the most humble footballers in the world, prays five times a day and regularly gives back with sizeable charity donations.
He has already become a huge fans' favourite at Bayern, where he's scored three times in his first four Bundesliga.
Mane was in the stands shouting into the megaphone after scoring on his debut in a 6-1 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this month.
Bayern are leading the Bundesliga table once again but dropped points at the weekend after an insane goalkeeping performance from Yann Sommer helped Borussia Monchengladbach pick up a point at the Allianz Arena.
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