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Off the Crossbar: Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman could face fine for car gaffe

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It is has been made clear that you should not roll into Säbener Straße in a Mercedes Benz.

SV Werder Bremen v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga for DFL Photo by Joosep Martinson/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Per Sport Bild, Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman could be fined for not driving the proper automobile to training.

Specifically, Coman was denied entry into the underground garage by a steward and could be fined as much as €50,000 for driving his Mercedes to practice rather than his Audi company car. Per club rules, players have to drive an Audi or Volkswagen to all “business” at Säbener Straße due to an arrangement with the manufacturer, who is also a primary sponsor of the club:

In January 2020 there was a clear announcement from sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. After many Bayern stars kept coming to practice with their private luxury cars, he informed the team at the time that foreign car brands were no longer allowed in everyday work. The ban came from boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (65) as Brazzo sent the final sentence afterwards: “Greetings from Kalle!”

Only cars from shareholder Audi and the VW Group are allowed from now on. The next one who violates it would have to pay 50,000 euros!

Coman, however, is not the only Bayern Munich player to have violated this rule. Niklas Süle and Robert Lewandowski have also reportedly been subject to scrutiny for their automobiles while on the Bayern Munich campus.

Given Bayern Munich’s affiliation with VW and Audi, Jamal Musiala’s mom should be fine, though.