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Tuchel Comments on Aubameyang’s Mask Saga

Real Madrid CF v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

This is another followup on one of our Daily Bee stories. On Saturday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated his goal against Schalke by sporting a new mask, a signature celebration of his. With previous instances, management hasn’t cared, because they’ve been non-corporate themes like Batman and Spider Man. This time, though, Management is not happy.

The mask was sponsored by Nike, who have an individual deal with Aubameyang. Rival sportswear company Puma is one of BVB’s main sponsors. Hans-Joachim Watzke made his objections heard when he said earlier:

It can't be that we have to force through the economic interest of Nike in this way. Our partner is Puma.

Bild is reporting that Aubameyang will be fined €50,000 by the club for his infraction. When asked about the situation, Tuchel explained that he really doesn’t want to get involved.

Despite his indifference, Tuchel still asserted that Aubameyang would be able to take it in stride, and that he doesn’t think it will have a lasting effect on his on-field performance.

To Aubameyang, €50,000 is probably chump change, so I doubt he’s going to get worked up about it. He’s got a match against Hamburg tomorrow, and I’m sure nothing will make him feel better than a nice hat trick.