Because ex-Bayern star had to go to court: France-Watschn for Boateng - club icon speaks of "mistakes"
Created: 01/10/2023 17:23
By: Patrick Mayer
November 2022: Soccer world champion Jerome Boateng with a lawyer before the Munich II Higher Regional Court. © IMAGO/Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON
The ex-sports director of Olympique Lyon is at odds with Jerome Boateng's transfer.
This has to do with the court hearings of the former Bayern star in Munich.
Munich – Next setback for a former star of FC Bayern: Juninho, ex-sports director of Olympique Lyon (OL) and club icon of the French, has publicly regretted Jerome Boateng's commitment and his quarrel with the court dates of the football world champion in Munich justified.
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A look back: In September 2021, Boateng was sentenced to a fine of 1.8 million euros by the Munich District Court for intentionally assaulting his former partner.
In November 2022, the Munich Regional Court then sentenced Boateng in its appeal process for bodily harm and insult.
The fine was finally set at 1.2 million euros – in 120 daily rates of 10,000 euros.
At the time, the responsible chamber was convinced that Boateng had hit, injured and insulted the mother of his children on a Caribbean vacation in 2018 on the Turks and Caicos Islands.
"For us, the facts are more than proven," said judge Andreas Forstner.
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The fact that the 34-year-old defender had to appear in court several times in the Isar metropolis and was convicted for the second time apparently also met with criticism of the footballer in Lyon.
On RMC Sport's "Rothen s'enflamme" show, Juninho really struggled with signing the central defender, for which the 47-year-old Brazilian was responsible in September 2021 - a few days before the first verdict was announced.
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"Peter Bosz (
) was very worried about the defence.
He made me understand that Jerome Boateng can be a very important player for us at this point given the situation.
I told him to call him.
Then we found out there was a problem,” the former orienteerer told the show.
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If you ask me if we made a mistake, yes, we all made a mistake together.
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"We didn't think it was that bad, but he had to go to Germany several times.
If you ask me if we made a mistake, yes, we all made a mistake together," Juninho continued at RMC Sport.
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He explained in retrospect: "We should have put things on the table and asked ourselves how many trips he has to make to Germany, how the process is going.
There should have been questions to know what decision to make.
That was a mistake on our part because it was a serious and important story.”
German world champion at Olympique Lyon: Jerome Boateng, who played for FC Bayern for many years.
© IMAGO / SportsPress Photo
Specifically: In the first trial, the Munich public prosecutor accused Boateng of boxing his longtime girlfriend, biting her in the head, throwing her on the ground and insulting him severely.
According to the public prosecutor's office, he is said to have thrown a glass lantern and a cooler bag at her "in full force".
An acquaintance who was on vacation testified as a witness.
Boateng had also denied any "criminal activity" in the appeal process.
In the meantime, he apparently no longer plays a role in football in Lyon.
In the current Ligue 1 season, the ex-national player has only been used four times.
His contract on the Rhône ends in the summer – probably without an extension.