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Frankfurt send Varela back to United due to tattoo

Guillermo Varela (Getty Images)
Guillermo Varela (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Eintracht Frankfurt have ended their relationship with on-loan Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela after he got a tattoo against the club's wishes and is unable to play in the DFB-Pokal final.

Frankfurt take on Borussia Dortmund in the final match of the German season and warned Varela against acquiring some body art in the week leading up to the match.

However, he went against the club's wishes and got the tattoo, which then became inflamed making him ineligible to take part in the clash against BVB.

"Contrary to clear instructions from the coach Niko Kovac, Varela had a tattoo, which has now become inflamed," a statement from the club read.

"This behaviour is grossly negligent and hurts the entire team. Guillermo's path with Eintracht has ended with this action. The club cannot tolerate a player resisting the coach and players ahead of such an important game."

The Uruguayan made a strong impact to the Bundesliga club's defence and sporting director Fredi Bobic admitted they had considered extending the loan deal until the incident.

"We had already thought about a possible extension of the loan. This is no longer a matter of course," Bobic said.

"Guillermo will be suspended with immediate effect, and he will be given a personal punishment. We are forced to do so by the team with such selfish behaviour."