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Nagelsmann escapes refereeing dispute with light fine

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

The German F.A. confirmed a light fine for FC Bayern München head-coach Julian Nagelsmann following his insults towards referee Tobias Welz and his the matchday refereeing team this past Saturday. 
Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann.Photo: FC Bayern München/OneFootball
A quick apology issued on Saturday evening will prove sufficient in helping FC Bayern München trainer Julian Nagelsmann avoid a touchline ban in the forthcoming Bundesliga rounds. Germany's DFB issued a final judgment on Nagelsmann's behavior after the 35-year-old confronted match official Tobias Welz and the officiating crew responsible for refereeing Saturday's 2-3 loss away at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Upset over the nature of Dayot Upamecano's sending off on a red card in the 8th minute, Nagelsmann confronted Welz and his colleagues in the dressing room after the full-time-whistle, calling them a "weak bunch" among other more vulgar and insinuative things. The DFB's website took note of Nagelsmann's quick apology in issuing its ruling.

Unlike the suspended Upamecano, Nagelsmann will be available to coach his team during Sunday's showdown with 1. FC Union Berlin. Moreover, Nagelsmann's fine will only amount to €50,000. A statement on the DFB's website references Nagelsmann's apology as the primary reason why greater punctuative measures were not taken.

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