Bayern Munich forward Franck Ribery found himself in hot water after posting bizarre x-rated tweets about eating a gold-covered Tomahawk steak at Salt Bae’s restaurant.
The 35-year-old former France international, who has a turbulent history of clashing with the press and very rarely speak to the media, caused a furore in Germany and France by eating a gold-covered Tomahawk steak presented by the restaurant’s owner Nusret Gokce, better known as Salt Bae.
— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) January 3, 2019
Ribery is seen sprinkling salt on top of the glistening 400g golden tomahawk steak, before posing alongside Salt Bae. And that’s when the comments started coming in.
Internet users took exception with Ribery’s choice of restaurant and the ostentatiuos order was butchered online, summed up by one comment which read: “Roll meat in gold, pay 1000 EUR and post a video. What a world.”
Innocuous enough right? Apparently not to Ribery. The Bayern forward hit back with a bizarrely expletive Tweet:
“For 2019, let us dot the i’s and cross the t’s… Let’s start with the jealous, the haters, those probably born from a broken condom: f*** your mothers, your grandmothers and even your family tree.
“I owe you nothing, my success is above all thanks to God, me, and those close to me who believed in me, for the others, you’re only pebbles in my socks!”
That response ensured Ribery received a “hefty fine” from Bayern Munich. A statement issued by the Bundesliga giants on Sunday, read: “FC Bayern Munich has fined Franck Ribery for his choice of words used on social platforms.
“The decision was revealed by sports director Hasan Salihamidzic at the training camp in Doha today (Sunday), who said that the player ‘used words which we as FC Bayern Munich cannot accept and which Franck as a role model, as a player of FC Bayern, must never use’.”
Salihamidzic added: “I spoke to Franck for a long time yesterday and told him he would receive a hefty fine. He has accepted this punishment.”