Nagelsmann escapes suspension after tantrum, does fine 50,000 euros
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann will not be suspended for his tantrum toward the referee after Saturday’s league game against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Der Rekordmeister lost 3-2 and had been playing with a man down since the eighth minute after a red card for defender Dayot Upamecano.
“This is a joke, he wants to make fun of me,” Nagelsmann shouted, before walking into the referees’ locker room after the game to seek redress. The coach also cursed loudly as he left the room again in front of the media.
The German Football Association did not impose a suspension because the 35-year-old Nagelsmann had not previously been punished for misconduct. The federation also took into account that the coach quickly apologized for his behavior. However, Nagelsmann did receive a hefty fine of 50,000 euros.
Bayern took the Bundesliga title for the past 10 years and is also on top after 21 games this season, although the difference is smaller than other years. Borussia Dortmund and Union Berlin have the same number of points, Freiburg is only three points behind them.
Next Sunday, Bayern plays the topper at home against Union Berlin.