The world of football is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons, with reports suggesting that Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane were involved in a heated altercation in the aftermath of Bayern Munich’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday.
According to BILD, Mane is alleged to have struck Sane in the face during a dressing room argument that escalated from a verbal dispute the two players had on the pitch.
The incident reportedly left visible marks on Sane’s face and had to be broken up by other members of the team.
This is not the first time Mane has found himself in a heated argument in recent weeks.
The same outlet claimed that he had a disagreement with then-manager Julian Nagelsmann after being benched for the second leg of Bayern’s last-16 victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
It has been a challenging first season for Mane in Munich, who joined the club from Liverpool in a 35m deal last summer.
He has struggled to find his form and has been hampered by injuries, managing just 11 goals and five assists from 32 appearances in all competitions.
As a result, he has lost his spot in the starting line-up to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and has only started one of the four games since new manager Thomas Tuchel took charge.
This latest incident highlights the need for professionalism and respect on and off the field, and the importance of holding players accountable for their actions.
It is crucial that the full facts surrounding the incident are established before any judgments are made.As of now, Bayern Munich has not made any official comments regarding the incident.