Bayern to impose ‘heavy fine’ on midfielder Franck Ribery over ‘salty’ tweets
German club Bayern Munich has said it would impose "a heavy fine" on French midfielder Franck Ribery over his recent response to tweets criticizing him for eating a “golden steak” at the famous Nusret “Salt Bae” restaurant in Dubai.
Ribery had published a video on his social media accounts during his visit to the restaurant run by Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, known globally as “Salt Bae”, in Dubai.
Ribery was served with an expensive steak coated with gold and was criticized by the public over a perceived “extravagance”.
Ribery then wrote aggressive posts on Twitter and Instagram saying those who insulted him were “envious and angry”.
“I do not owe you anything… My success before anything else is because of God,” he wrote.
German News Agency DPA mentioned that it is not yet clear if Ribery had written the rants himself.
The German newspaper Bild said that the Bayern’s chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, was angry at Ribery’s rants after the incident without providing further details.
The dish served in question was reportedly a 400g steak covered with golden foil at a price of 1,200 Euros.