Jude Bellingham fined €40,000 by the DFB for comments made about a ref

The Borussia Dortmund star, who played for Birmingham City, will not be banned for any matches, but has been fined €40,000 for comments made against referee Felix Zwayer

<p>German Football Association investigating Jude Bellingham’s comments after Borussia Dortmund’s defeat by Bayern Munich. (Pic: Getty)</p>

German Football Association investigating Jude Bellingham’s comments after Borussia Dortmund’s defeat by Bayern Munich. (Pic: Getty)

Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham has been fined €40,000 by the German Football Association for his post-match comments about referee Felix Zwayer, after his side lost 3-2 to Bayern Munich on Saturday, December 4th.

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Bellingham, who previously played for the Blues, was charged with “unsportsmanlike behaviour” and accepted his punishment.

The 18 year-old questioned the appointment of Zwayer. The referee made some controversial decisions during the match, including deciding not to award a penalty to Dortmund and awarding a Bayern a spot-kick after Mats Hummels was deemed to have connected with the ball with his hand.

These decisions seemed to anger Bellingham, who did not hold back on his post-match interview, and his comments led to this rather hefty fine.

The referee in question, Zwayer, was previously embroiled in a match-fixing scandal back in 2005, when he was 24-years-old and just starting out.

Despite being just 18, Bellingham is somewhat of a household name in football. He first made headlines when Dortmund, along with Tottenham and Manchester were battling for the youngsters signature. He chose Dortmund, and they signed the player from Birmingham for £25 million, and Birmingham retired his number.

He played a part in England’s successful campaign at the Euro 2021 tournament, and is one of the first names on team sheet at Dortmund, putting in great performances against Man City, and has been tipped to be captain of England and hold down the central midfield position for the next 15/16 years.

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