Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela has been sent home early after he got a tattoo against Eintracht Frankfurt’s wishes.
He featured in Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge of Man United during the pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic.
However, he was sent to Germany for a season-long loan and had only made seven appearances for the Bundesliga side after suffering ankle ligament damage.
Frankfurt were said to be interested in extending his loan deal after it ended this summer but that was before he went against club orders earlier in the week.
Doctors at the club told him not to get the tattoo but he went ahead anyway just five days ahead of their German cup final tie against Borussia Dortmund.
He was consequently ruled out of the final and suspended by the club.
Fredi Bobic, a member of the board at the club, said: “This behaviour is grossly negligent and hurts the entire team Guillermo’s path to harmony has ended with this action.
“The club can not tolerate a player resisting such an important game from the instructions of the coach and the doctors.
“This is no longer a matter of course, Guillermo will be suspended with immediate effect, he will also receive a personal punishment.
“We are forced to do so by the team with such selfish behaviour and its publication.”
It’s a terrible decision by Varela, especially as he could have simply just waited for a week until the end of the season.
His future under Mourinho remains to be seen but the Portuguese boss won’t be impressed by Varela’s actions as he disobeyed instructions at Frankfurt.