Ribery fined for foul-mouthed tirade against critics over Nusr-Et feast
Germany’s Bayern Munich football club fined its midfielder Franck Ribery after he posted a series of profanity-laden tweets responding to critics angry over a video of him at famous steak house Nusr-Et, BBC news reported.
"He used words that we... cannot accept and that Franck does not have the right to use, as a role model and player," Bayern Munich's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told reporters on Sunday.
A video of Ribery enjoying an expensive steak coated with gold in Nusret Gökçe’s Nusr-Et restaurant in Dubai received backlash on social media from those who said the feast was ostentatious.
Ribery, who can be seen rubbing his hands as the huge steak, which reportedly cost 1,250 AED (£267, $340), said, "Let's start with the envious, the angry, surely born because of a broken condom,’’ in his first message on Twitter.
"F*** your mothers, your grandmothers and your whole family tree," he further said.
"I had a long talk with Franck and I let him know that we would impose a heavy fine on him and he accepted it," BBC quoted Salihamidzic as saying.
This is not the first time a video of a public figure eating at Gökçe’s restaurant has created outrage.
Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro was met with fury on Twitter in September when a video of him at Gökçe's Nusr-Et restaurant in Istanbul went viral.
Venezuela’s economy is in crisis with hyperinflation, power cuts, and food and medicine shortages are driving millions of Venezuelans out of the country.