Bayern Munich footballer Franck Ribery has been fined by his club for a foul-mouthed Twitter tirade after he was criticised over buying a gold encrusted steak.
The French winger visited the Dubai restaurant of Turkish chef Nusret Gokce aka Salt Bae where he ordered the extravagant cut of meat.
He posted a video online of Salt Bae flamboyantly slicing the steak before Ribery sprinkles it with salt.
He was immediately criticised for the brazen display of wealth which prompted an explicit ridden outburst.
After the video was shared, one person wrote online: "Roll meat in gold, pay 1000 EUR and post a video. What a world."
It was around then that Ribery hit back with a four-letter tirade.
He wrote: "For 2019, let’s dot the i’s and cross the t’s... Let’s start with the jealous, the haters, those only born because a condom had a hole in: f*** your mothers, your grandmothers and even your family tree. I owe you nothing."
"My success is, above all, thanks to God, me, and my loved ones who believed in me. For the others, you’re nothing but pebbles in my socks!”
He went on to hit out at "pseudo-journalists" who are always "negative".
In a third post he shared a photo of a French celebrity journalist, and contained the quote: "I do what I want with my money."
Following this response, Bayern Munich sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said the player "used words which we as FC Bayern Munich cannot accept and which Franck as a role model, as a player of FC Bayern, must never use.
"I spoke to Franck for a long time yesterday and told him he would receive a hefty fine. He has accepted this punishment."
The golden tomahawk steak is one of Salt Bae's signature dishes. It is a 400g cut of sirloin wrapped with gold leaf.