Talk about a token gesture…
Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz has received a £89.15 bill from Cologne for damaging their penalty spot in a Bundesliga match on Saturday.
Augsburg won the match 1-0.
The match was goalless on 58 minutes when Köln won a penalty.
As the referee was preparing the penalty, Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz was dragging his studs around the penalty spot to cause problems for Köln’s Anthony Modeste.
The 27-year-old Frenchman has not scored since the beginning of October and the last thing he needed was a penalty spot with skid marks all around it.
You can even see Modeste slip on the turf, where Hitz planted his studs, before the Augsburg keeper pulls off the save from the penalty spot.
After the game Marwin Hitz regretted his decision, saying: “It was not alright, and it won’t happen again.”
See the footage below.