Bayern Munich's Muslim star Sadio Mane looks awkward as team-mates raise a pint of beer for the club's traditional Oktoberfest photoshoot... with fans praising the former Liverpool man for 'staying true to his beliefs'
- Bayern Munich held their annual Oktoberfest photoshoot on Monday
- The majority of the players raised a beer for the photoshoot, but Mane did not
- This is due to the former Liverpool forward being a practicing Muslim
- Supporters have praised Mane for 'staying true' to his religious beliefs
Bayern Munich have posed for their traditional Oktoberfest photoshoot by raising a pint of Paulaner beer, but summer signing Sadio Mane opted against joining in with his team-mates due to his religious beliefs.
Although he did look a little awkward at the event, Mane still took his place in the front row alongside the rest of the squad dressed in Lederhosen, and he has received plenty of praise from fans on social media for not being pressured into holding a beer and remaining true to his religion.
The Bayern Munich squad posed for their Oktoberfest photoshoot dressed in Lederhosen
The team all raised a pint at the end except for Sadio Mane and Noussair Mazraoui
Mane (circled right) and Mazraoui (circled left) did not hold a pint due to their religious beliefs
'No matter the situation, Sadio Mane never forgets his religion,' one supporter wrote.
'Love it by Sadio Mane,' another fan posted on Twitter.
'Very inspiring. Stay true to what you believe,' another fan added.
This is not the first time that Mane's religious beliefs have shone through as he also respectfully asked Takumi Minamino to put a bottle of champagne down earlier this year when the pair were celebrating Liverpool's Carabao Cup final win against Chelsea.
Mane has been hailed for not posing with alcohol, and 'never forgetting his religion'
One supporter made it clear that they fully respected Mane's stance at the photoshoot
Another fan was inspired by the message that Mane sent out by not posing with alcohol
Minamino immediately put the bottle down at his team-mate's request, and the duo continued to celebrate with the rest of the team.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Mane was not the only Bayern player not holding a beer as Noussair Mazraoui also chose to pose without alcohol.
Like Mane, Mazraoui is a practicing Muslim, and he has also been applauded for his stance by fans.
Mane and Mazraoui were both praised for not 'messing around with their beliefs'
One supporter felt Mane and Mazraoui deserved full credit for remaining true to their religion
'Mane and Mazraoui, give it up for these guys,' one fan posted on Twitter.
'Muslims don't mess around with their beliefs man! You gotta respect it!' another supporter added.
Mane and Mazraoui have also made positive impressions on he pitch since arriving earlier this summer, helping Bayern pick up 10 points from their opening four league games to move top of the Bundesliga table.
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