Jerome Boateng has labelled Bayern Munich's decision to fine him for visiting his sick son during coronavirus quarantine as 'sad'.
The German defender broke government rules by leaving Munich to take the four-hour trip to see son Jermar, 4, in a hospital in Leipzig.
Boateng was said to have been caught in a hailstorm, which led to his car skidding off the motorway and into a crash barrier, causing £22,000 worth of damage to his vehicle.
Bayern issued a fine to Boateng as they ruled he had "transgressed the guidelines issued by the club by being too far away from his home."
The centre-back - who escaped the crash unscathed - has since responded by accepting his fine, but justified his actions with a swipe at the club.
Boateng's gripe with Bayern could have ramifications for the future, given his links with a transfer to the Premier League.
Arsenal and Chelsea have both reportedly made enquiries regarding Boateng in recent months.
But Bayern stood by their punishment, and defended they were merely upholding government rules by adhering to the lockdown.