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Marcus Thuram sent off for spitting in the face of a Hoffenheim player

Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram caught spitting in the face of Hoffenheim player by cameras and given straight red card

 
6:06pm on Saturday 19th December 2020
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Emmet Gates

Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram was sent off in disgrace after cameras captured the striker spitting at Hoffenheim player Stefan Posch.

The incident happened in the second half, after a coming together between the pair. Thuram stood beside defender Posch and appeared to spit into his face.

The referee didn't initially see the action, but it was captured on camera.

After Thuram had calmed down, referee Frank Willenborg reviewed the footage, and instantly brandished the red card.

Thuram could be set to face a lengthy ban for his actions.

The home side then went on to lose the game four minutes from time, as Ryan Sessegnon scored the winner to give Hoffenheim a 2-1 win.

Monchengladbach are currently eighth in the Bundesliga, with Hoffenheim now sitting in 11th place.

Thuram, son of legendary Parma and Juventus defender Lillian, has been at Gladbach since 2019.

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