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Jerome Boateng fined by Bayern Munich for ignoring coronavirus lockdown rules after crashing car while visiting sick son

JEROME BOATENG crashed his car on the way back from visiting his son during the coronavirus lockdown.

As a result of going agianst government guidelines, the defender has been fined by his club.

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Photos show Boateng's white BMW mounted onto the crash barrier after it skidded off the road.

It is reported that 31-year-old's car did not have the correct tyres for driving on a snowy surface.

The crash happened as he was returning home from seeing his son Jermar, who lives with his mother in Leipzig.

Speaking to Bild, Boateng accepted breaking club rules, but insisted he was "only thinking about his son".

The former Manchester City star said: "I accept every fine in the world if it’s justified.

"And I know that it was certainly a mistake not to let the club know about my trip, but at that moment I was just thinking about my son.

"His health was not good. When a son calls his father, of course, I’ll still go, no matter what time.

"I accept every fine for him, after all, that’s my son.

"I want to see the father who doesn’t leave in such a moment to be with his four-year-old son. I think it’s sad."

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Bayern also released a statement about the incident and confirmed the player had been fined.

As reported by Kicker, the club said: "Bayern defender Jerome Boateng left Munich yesterday without permission from the club.

"Boateng has transgressed the guidelines issued by the club by being too far away from his home.

"These guidelines govern the behaviour of the FC Bayern players in the current situation in line with government directives on restrictions on movement and the recommendations of the health authorities."

There have been 77,981 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany, with 931 deaths.

It is being reported that Germany are testing 50,000 people A DAY to get on top of the virus.

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is another star footballer to have crashed his car while breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.

The midfielder, who expressed his "embarrassment" over the incident was fined £100,000 by his club.

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