The coffee jubilation from Cologne striker Anthony Modeste has no consequences. With the approval of the sports court, the control committee of the German Football Association (DFB) has dropped the proceedings against the 34-year-old Frenchman from 1. FC Köln.
However, Modeste was asked by the association to “refrain from such behavior in violation of sports law in the future and pointed out that in the event of a repeat incident, he would have to expect charges before the DFB sports court”.
Modeste scored the goal to make it 2-1 in a 3-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld on April 23. After the goal, the attacker grabbed a bag that was placed next to the Bielefeld goal and took out a pack of the coffee he had produced.
He then threw the coffee into the audience, and on the lap of honor after the final whistle he distributed more packs. “It was a small thank you for the people who have always supported me. Because I can’t give my jersey, I gave my coffee,” said Modeste at the time.
FC coach Steffen Baumgart, on the other hand, was not pleased. “It’s always thin ice in football. You can’t overdo it. Otherwise, as I’ve learned, you’ll usually get your face in the face,” he said after the Bielefeld game.