Cologne have hit Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz with a spot fine to cover the cost of repairing the damage he caused to their penalty spot during a top-notch bout of shenanigans during the Bundesliga game between the two sides on Saturday evening.
Hitz was seen deliberately scuffing the penalty spot at the RheinEnergieStadion moments before Cologne striker Anthony Modeste slipped and fluffed a penalty kick.
Augsburg went on to win the game 1-0.
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However, Cologne’s stadium manager Hans Rütten has sent a bill to Hitz invoicing the Augsburg stopper for precisely €122.92 euros (approx £90) to fully cover the replacement of the turf he so deviously tampered with.
According to the Kolner Express newspaper, the bill is itemised and includes one square metre of turf, two hours of labour, and additional sales tax.
We get the feeling that Hitz would happily pay that kind of money in exchange for a saved spot-kick, but hey ho.