Augsburg, Dec 9 (IANS) German football club FC Augsburg’s goalkeeper Marwin Hitz received a bill for 89.15 pounds (around $135) by the head of Cologne’s sporting venues (KSS) after he was caught damaging the penalty spot during a Bundesliga match against FC Koln.
The 28-year-old scuffed up the spot as a decision to award a penalty to the home side was debated during the match at the weekend. He then saved the spot-kick as Anthony Modeste lost his footing, BBC reported on Tuesday.
Hitz apologised for his actions during the 1-0 win but was then sent the bill, which covers the cost of a piece of turf and two hours’ work to replace it.
The Switzerland international confirmed on Twitter that he will pay the bill and make a donation to a children’s hospital in Cologne.
“With a wink, I like to pay my debts. In addition, I will make a donation to the children’s hospital,” Hitz tweeted on Tuesday.
In addition, Augsburg are sending Cologne a club branded lawnmower to help with the repairs.