Arsenal loanee cannot be fined after his recent red card

Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares was red-carded in Olympique Marseille’s last match after he started an on-field melee.

The Portugal U21 star is on loan at the French club because of the competition for a place at the Emirates and Arsenal has been impressed with the number of playing chances he is getting.

However, at the weekend, he lost his cool and it irritated OM manager Igor Tudor who vowed that he would be punished.

But a report in The Sun reveals Tavares cannot be punished by his salary being deducted as it is not allowed in French football and now the Ligue 1 side is urging him to part with some money as punishment.

They want Tavares to pay it towards their end-of-season dinner, but he cannot be forced to legally pay a fine.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Tavares has had a good season in France and it was out of character that he lost his cool against Montpelier.

The 22-year-old is also human and just fell into a few moments of madness that resulted in a sending-off and will learn his lesson.

If the left-back is convinced about donating, he will do it, but he should not be forced to make it because players make mistakes and no one wants to get sent off deliberately.

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8 Comments

  1. Youngster with raw talent, maybe a little harsh as its first offense.

    He seems to be a very important member of Marseilles set up, he has opening the scoring for that team on several occasions for a wing back he seems to be leading the charge.

    It’s a delicate balance trying to calm down a player that got that fire in the belly without some time affecting their performance.

    Hope’s he learned from the experience and even becomes a much better player

  2. I dnt want this kind of character at arsenal and am sure Arteta dnt either….. If at the end of the season teams come for him bcos of his good form. I think we should sell b4 he lose value

    1. Why sell another star player when Arsenal aren’t even sure if the likes of Saliba, Martineli ,Saka and Nelson will renew their contact.we might see another situation just like Nabry,Molen,Yunas Musah, Kane and Bennacer.

    2. @savage

      So you think Arsenal players under Arteta are saints right? Have you taken stock of the amount of red cards our players have gotten under his leadership? Stop spouting this nonsense of criticizing and questioning the characters of any players who have left us in whatever capacity. No player is a saint and Arteta surely is not. And you’re even suggesting we sell Tavares because of a first offense? What utter crap

  3. Absurd if OM got away with finding a way round the French footbal standing rules, to go ahead to punish Nuno Tavares with a fine. For his been unruly in a match which infuriated his manager to want to wield the cane in him financially albeit illegally.
    But notwithstanding if the OM is wrong. Nuno Tavares should first and foremost apologise for his wrong doing to his manager and his team mates. Which probably had cost OM in the match. Let him pay the fine in the form his manager wants it paid. And move on to finish his loan ar OM in peace and tranquility. And return to Arsenal next summer to stake a remain in the squad leftback position claim.

    1. If their law doesn’t require him to pay a fine, then he shouldn’t pay anything. He committed the offense while working for the club. So why should he willingly pay a fine when he’s not required to? And if he pays willingly, then how is that a fine? Is Marseille so desperate for cash that they want whatever change he will give to them? You’re so wrong about this

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