Bayern Munich striker, Franck Ribery who got into a heated conversation with a French reporter reportedly slapped him thrice as confirmed by his club.
The club have issued a statement declaring they’ll deal with the altercation internally, which they hope will resolve the ugly incident. Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Bild:
“Franck Ribery has informed us that he had an altercation with his compatriot Patrick Guillou, whom he has known well for many years.
“We agreed with Patrick Guillou that we would speak at a personal meeting, we will talk about how we can solve the matter, and Mr Guillou has already signaled that it is in his interest.”
It was gathered that Franck Ribery had met beIN Sports’ Patrick Guillou on his way to the team bus at Signal Iduna Park, and after the former player sought a statement from the Bayern striker regarding the game, the French player responding by insulting the journalist, before slapping him three times.
Ribery who has played 15 times for Bayern across competitions so far in 2018/19, but is yet to register a goal, collecting just one assist for his efforts, is thought to be provoked by Guillou’s intimation that he was at fault for two of the goals his side conceded against the league leaders.