Leverkusen Coach Heiko Herrlich Hit With $14K Fine For Awful Sideline Dive
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Bayer Leverkusen manager Heiko Herrlich has been hit with a fine approaching $14,500 after taking a comedy tumble during his side’s DFB-Pokal match against Borussia Monchengladbach on December 20. Bayer would win the game 1-0, but Herrlich apologized after the match for his hysterics following Denis Zakaria’s near-impingement on his personal space.
“That was stupid,” said Herrlich. “I’d like to apologize.”
It certainly deserved an apology.
Heiko Herrlich, l’entraîneur de Leverkusen nous a offert une simulation pour le moins grotesque hier en coupe d'Allemagne ! pic.twitter.com/AXE5thfHQ1— beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) December 21, 2017
— Florian Reis (@vun_allem_ebbes) December 20, 2017
But the German Football Association has now handed out its punishment for the deed, and it’s a hefty fine of €12,000 ($14,330).
Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich has been fined €12,000 for this touchline dive against Borussia Mönchengladbach in December. pic.twitter.com/ssnOVpygsb— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) January 9, 2018
That look of horrified anguish on Herrlich’s face in the video? That’s 100 percent legitimate right now.