Leverkusen Coach Heiko Herrlich Hit With $14K Fine For Awful Sideline Dive

The anguish on Heiko Herrlich’s face is now certainly real following a heavy fine from the DFB.

Bayer Leverkusen manager Heiko Herrlich has been hit with a fine approaching $14,500 after taking a comedy tumble during his side’s DFB-Pokal match against Borussia Monchengladbach on December 20. Bayer would win the game 1-0, but Herrlich apologized after the match for his hysterics following Denis Zakaria’s near-impingement on his personal space.

“That was stupid,” said Herrlich. “I’d like to apologize.”

It certainly deserved an apology. 

But the German Football Association has now handed out its punishment for the deed, and it’s a hefty fine of €12,000 ($14,330). 

That look of horrified anguish on Herrlich’s face in the video? That’s 100 percent legitimate right now.

Heiko Herrlich fined for diving