Kingsley Coman faces Bayern Munich fine for driving to training in £174k McLaren instead of Audi due to sponsorship deal – The Sun

BAYERN MUNICH star Kingsley Coman finds himself in trouble with his club… for failing to drive to work in his company car.

The Bavarian side have a key relationship with German manufacturers Audi, who happen to own an 8.33 per cent stake in the club.

As such, first-team players are expected to drive their Audi company cars to and from their Sabener Strasse training base.

But Coman, 23, is the latest Bayern star to flout this rule – and faces the wrath of his club.

The Frenchman arrived at Sabener Strasse in his £174,000 McLaren 570S Spider.

Philippe Coutinho and Niklas Sule had previously stirred the pot, by being spotted in their Mercedes and Ferrari motors respectively.

This had lead to sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic threatening to fine stars £43,500 for ignoring the rules.

As well as Audi cars, other VW group vehicles, such as Bentleys or Porsches would be acceptable.

And while no fines have yet been announced, Coman has made a public apology – blaming a "broken wing mirror" for the mishap.

The reason was a damaged wing mirror on my Audi. Still, that was a mistake, of course I can see that.

He told Bild: "I would like to apologise to the club and Audi for not having come to training in my company car.

"The reason was a damaged wing mirror on my Audi. Still, that was a mistake, of course I can see that.

"As a reparation, I will visit the Audi plant in Ingolstadt for an autograph hour as soon as possible and bring some attention to the employees."

Coman and Co have been back in training at Sabener Strasse since Monday last week, as the Bundesliga tentatively attempts to approach a return, with football having been KO'd by the coronavirus pandemic last month.

Work is currently being done in groups of five.

And clubs are understood to want at least three weeks of full training before returning to match action, with May 23 and 30 the provisional targets to get back underway behind closed doors.

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