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Hamburg striker Guerrero disciplined

Hamburg striker Guerrero disciplined

Hamburger SV has slapped a club record fine on its Peru striker Paolo Guerrero for throwing a bottle at a fan who allegedly insulted him.
Guerrero apologized Monday for the incident and said he would personally speak with the fan.
"I'd like to apologize to all whom I have harmed," Guerrero told a news conference.
Hamburger SV chairman Bernd Hoffmann did not disclose the amount of the fine, but said "there had never been one like that in the history of the club."
Hoffmann said there would be no other punishment by the club but the German football federation could take its own disciplinary action against Guerrero, who is coming back after tearing left-knee ligaments.
The incident happened after Hamburg's 0-0 draw with 10-man Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday, as the players were leaving the field for the locker room to the jeers of disappointed home fans.
Guerrero, who was a second-half substitute, aimed a full plastic beverage bottle at the fan and hit him on the head. The fan was examined by medical personnel at the stadium and released. He did not appear to be seriously hurt.
The Peruvian raised eyebrows in Hamburg when he delayed his return from Peru during the injury layoff because of his fear of flying. Hamburg sent physiotherapists to Lima to work on Guerrero's injury.