Last week, the Bayern Munich footballer was called out on social media for eating a piece of meat costing $350, according to BBC. The backlash came after some assumed the footballer had paid a hefty amount for the 24-karat steak. However, it turns out Ribery had received an invite as part of an advertising campaign, and did not pay a dime for it.
In response to the criticism, the 35-year-old posted a tweet filled with expletives.
"Let's start with the envious, the hateful, who have surely come through a condom with a hole. (Expletive) your mothers, your grandmothers and even your ancestors. I don't owe you anything," he wrote in one tweet.
"My success is down to God, myself and those close to me who believed in me. For the others, you are just pebbles in my socks," he added.
The tweet that caused the fuss online:
The obscene language did not go unnoticed
Bayern Munich has since fined Ribery for the series of insulting tweets. However, the fine amount has not been revealed.
"He used words that we as Bayern Munich cannot accept and that Franck as a role model, as a player of Bayern, should never use. I spoke with Franck for a long time yesterday and I informed him that he would receive a large fine. He accepted this fine," said Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern sporting director, according to AP.
On Sunday, the footballer shared another tweet in which he reassured the public that everything is fine.
"Don't worry, I'm fine ... and now back to serious business, we have a lot of work to do great atmosphere in the team here in Doha, that's how it should be!" he wrote.