Bayern to fine defender Boateng for "brainless" red card

Reuters| Updated: May 04, 2014, 08:17 AM IST

Berlin: Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will be fined by his club for being sent off at the end of their 4-1 win at Hamburg SV on Saturday after slapping an opponent.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the Germany international`s action against Hamburg`s Kemel Demirbay in the 86th minute was a clear lack of discipline.

"One could call this action brainless," Rummenigge told reporters. "This is about a lack of discipline.

"It will be a fine in the high five digits. At 4-1 ahead and with fine minutes left it should not happen," Rummenigge said, adding the player had already been informed of the club`s decision.

The central defender, who first touched foreheads with the Hamburg player and then slapped him, is expected to be named in Germany`s World Cup squad next week.