Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso would have loved to be on the pitch with his teammates as they celebrated a 4-1 revenge victory over Hoffenheim, but a poor decision to get a tattoo — while not wearing a mask — left him suspended and fined.
Getting a tattoo is among the activities that the DFL has urged players against during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact that he was pictured without a mask while getting the tattoo only made things worse.
The talented 2018 World Cup winner admitted his mistake via Twitter and apologized:
I hereby want to apologize for my misconduct.— Corentin Tolisso (@CorentinTolisso) January 30, 2021
I am sorry to have disobeyed the regulations of my club and the DFL. I know that I have disappointed our Fans and FC Bayern Munich. I am sorry!
While Tolisso owned his mistake and accepted his punishment, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick also acknowledged that he was ready to move on from the mini-controversy.
“(Bayern Munich sporting director) Hasan (Salihamidzic) said everything,” Flick remarked (as captured by Tz). “That’s an absolute no-go. He’s very sorry it happened; you can’t undo it. I talked to him.”