Tattoo truant Breno escapes fine

Bayern Munich's bad-boy Brazilian defender Breno will escape disciplinary action, despite getting a new tattoo drawn on the same day he was sent home from training with illness.

The 22-year-old, who was held in custody after being arrested last September under suspicion of arson at his Munich home, was let off training on Tuesday with flu symptoms, but instead of going home, he visited a tattoo parlour.

The centre-back had already landed himself in hot water on Monday for negative comments made on Twitter after being left out for a friendly match with the German league on Friday when Bayern are at Moenchengladbach.

He later apologised, but his behaviour is testing his employer's patience, even if coach Jupp Heynckes is taking a sympathetic stance with the defender who has yet to make an appearance for Bayern this season.

"It's not the time to punish the boy," said Heynckes when asked if the club would fine Breno. "He shouldn't push things to the limits, but Breno needs patience and support more than punishment.
"It is unfortunate that he did that, especially as he should have been bed-ridden and I thought he would be smart enough not to do something like that."

Breno remains under investigation from last year's arson and Bayern are in constant contact with his lawyer.

Chief executive officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he hopes the matter will be resolved in the "not too distant future".

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