Bundesliga pair fined for getting tattoos

Corentin Tolisso Source: AAP

Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso and Hertha Berlin forward Matheus Cunha have been fined after violating the safety measures against the coronavirus to get tattoos.

"We're grateful that games can currently take place in the Bundesliga despite the ongoing coronavirus situation," Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

"A condition of that is that players, coaches and staff must adhere to the DFL's [German football league] hygiene concept in an exemplary manner.

"Corentin Tolisso has now contravened these guidelines, although our sporting and medical leadership continuously and clearly communicate them.

"We won't tolerate violations like this. We will therefore hand Corentin Tolisso a heavy fine, which will be donated to charity."

On Twitter, Tolisso apologised for his "misconduct" and said he was sorry for disobeying "the regulations of my club and the DFL."

"I know that I have disappointed our fans and FC Bayern Munich. I am sorry," the France international wrote.

Hertha sporting director Arne Friedrich told the Bild newspaper Cunha "has realised his mistake" and will make a donation to a social institution.

"That settles the issue for us and we look ahead," Friedrich said.

While Cunha was part of Hertha's line-up beaten 3-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, Tolisso was out of Bayern squad that defeated Hoffenheim 4-1 due to a muscular problem.

"This is an absolute no go for us. He is very sorry, it happened, it cannot be undone," Bayern coach Hansi Flick said of Tolisso's protocol violation after the game.

Source AAP