Bayern star in hot water over R5.9m car

Bundesliga News

Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman has landed in hot water after driving his R5.9-million McLaren to the club's Säbener Strasse training ground.

The 23-year-old winger failed to adhere to the club's rules of needing to use vehicles supplied by the club's shareholders Audi when arriving at the grounds.

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Instead, the France international arrived with his McLaren 570s Spider, worth an estimated $315 000 (R5.9m). He's now offered a formal apology.

The German automobile manufacturer, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen, own 8.33% in shares of the Bundesliga champions.

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It's been reported in German publication Bild that if players fail to arrive at training sessions with their sponsored Audi vehicles, a fine of €50,000 (R1m) is issued to transgressors.

"I would like to apologise to the club and Audi for not driving to training with a company car," Coman said.

"My Audi had damage on one of the outside rear-view mirrors. Regardless, it was a mistake and I recognise it.

"To make amends for my mistake I will visit the Audi plant in Ingolstadt as soon as it's possible again and sign autographs and hand goodies to the employees."