(sda) "Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery originally won Bambi for outstanding performance as one of the most creative soul duels in the Bundesliga," said Hubert Burda Media to the German news agency dpa.
It was decided against this award after Riberi physically attacked the journalist after defeating Borussia Dortmund. "We can not accept such behavior towards media representatives as a newsroom, and we are sorry that it is a great athlete such as Arjen Robben."
Bambi will be rewarded on Friday for the 70th time in Berlin.
"Of course it's wrong what I did, it's always difficult after the game because I was very emotional, I apologized to Patrick and his family," Ribery said on Thursday. Again, I dealt with a short address via the Baiern Club website with a side-by-side body. The meeting with French TV Patrick Guillou was already the day before.