Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman has been fined €5000 and ordered to pay €1 in damages to his ex-girlfriend, who he admitted to assaulting back in June.
Coman was in France over the summer when he became enraged after his former girlfriend posted an image to Instagram, before he showed up at her house and assaulted her leaving her unable to work for the next eight days due to her injuries.
After appearing in court on Thursday, Coman plead guilty to the charge before being handed the fine that seems incredibly lenient for the crime committed. Goal.com confirmed the verdict earlier this afternoon:
Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman has been handed a €5,000 fine for attacking his ex-girlfriend, who was awarded €1 in damages.
The 21-year-old was arrested and charged with domestic abuse in his homeland in June.
Coman admitted his guilt to the police upon his interrogation, but faced the criminal court in Meaux, France on Thursday and was handed a fine of €5,000.
The former Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain player was also told to pay his ex-girlfriend's legal fees, as well as €1 in damages.
Considering Kingsley Coman is believed to be on at least €70,000 a week at Bayern, this punishment is nothing more than a slap on the wrist, which is incredibly frustrating considering the violent nature of the crime.
What sort of message does that send?
Bayern took the decision to sign Coman on a permanent deal following his loan from Juventus at the end of last season, so will be expected to feature heavily for the German giants in the coming years.