His unbelief in seeing son Marcus spit in the face of a Bundesliga opponent was exposed by Lilian Thuram.
Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram, after his outrageous act against Hoffenheim’s Stefan Posch, picked up a six-match ban from the German Football Association (DFB).
After the incident in the second half of Saturday’s 2-1 home loss, the 23-year-old was struck in the pocket too, being fined a month’s wages by Gladbach, with a further levy of EUR 40,000 imposed by the DFB.
The sixth game of the suspension was postponed for 12 months, with the young French forward now facing the challenge of restoring his image as a tarnished man.
It was not a deliberate act, he insisted but apologized to Posch, and Thuram also had some justification for his famous father, a winner of the World Cup and European Championship with France.
Lilian Thuram said, speaking to RCI Guadeloupe: “What’s happening in the media is completely understandable. I was watching the match myself, I was extremely shocked.
The question I even asked myself was if it was my baby.
I had his justification afterward, which is to say that he was boiling with rage, and then he insulted the opponent and he had saliva that came out without really doing it on purpose.
What he wants is for people to remember that it’s unintentional because he says himself, ‘But Dad, I wouldn’t want people to think I’m capable of spitting on someone on purpose because it doesn’t make sense’.”
Retired former Juventus defender and Barcelona defender Thuram clarified that to clarify the situation, Marcus had called younger brother Khephren, who plays for Nice, from the dressing room.