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26-10-2023 | 16:29 Football
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Chelsea Star Striker Suspended for Disrespecting Coach

In a recent development at Union Berlin, David Datro Fofana, the Chelsea loanee, has found himself suspended for a week by the club's management.

This action comes in the aftermath of a controversial incident during their Champions League encounter with Napoli, which took place this Tuesday.

Fofana's refusal to shake hands with the head coach, Urs Fischer, after being substituted in the 70th minute of the game, raised eyebrows and drew attention.

The Bundesliga club went on to suffer a 1-0 defeat against the Italian champions, marking their ninth consecutive loss in various competitions and their third defeat in as many Champions League matches.

 

Christian Arbeit, a spokesperson for Union Berlin, confirmed that Fofana had issued an apology to both Urs Fischer and the club's sporting director, Oliver Ruhnert. Fischer expressed his hope that Fofana would take this incident as a learning experience and understand the importance of accepting coaching decisions.

Fofana, who made a move to Chelsea from Norwegian club Molde in January for a fee of £8.7 million, with additional add-ons, also took to Instagram to express his remorse and explain that his desire was to remain on the field rather than being substituted.

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