Hertha Berlin suspend striker for breaking coronavirus rules and complaining about salary waiver

5 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images The former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou earlier this week shared a video on Facebook where he is seen shaking hands with teammates and complaining about an agreement to take a salary waiver.

The former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou earlier this week shared a video on Facebook where he is seen shaking hands with teammates and complaining about an agreement to take a salary waiver.

The German Football League said the striker's actions were "completely unacceptable" and Kalou has issued an apology.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Hertha Berlin have suspended Salomon Kalou after the striker shared a video on Facebook which showed him breaking coronavirus restrictions by shaking hands with teammates and complaining about having to waive part of his salary.

"Salomon Kalou was tempted by his negative test results to greet the other players in the dressing room, sometimes with a handshake, contrary to the clear announcements made by health authorities," the German club said in a statement.

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