Bayern Munich player fined for not driving Audi

Bayern Munich striker Kingsley Coman was fined 50,000 euros for training behind the wheel of a McLaren and not an Audi, key sponsor of the Bavarian club, according to the German daily Bild.

Coman apologized on Friday given that Bayern’s internal regulations require its players to drive an Audi or a Volkswagen brand car.

“I would like to apologize to the club and to Audi for not driving a club brand car … it was a mistake, I realize that,” said the aged French international. 23, adding that he could not drive his usual car because of a damaged rearview mirror.

Audi holds 8.33% of the capital of Bayern and recently signed a new partnership agreement with the club, the amount of which would amount to around 800 million euros.

To make up for it, Coman offered to visit employees of the Audi factory in Ingolstadt for an autograph session as soon as the restrictions put in place to fight the pandemic linked to the new Coronavirus (Covid-19) were lifted.

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