Mane (circled right) and Mazraoui (circled left) did not hold a pint due to their religious beliefs
Bayern Munich’s Muslim star Sadio Mane looks awkward as team-mates raise a pint of beer at the club’s traditional Oktoberfest photoshoot.
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.
Sadio Mane chose not to hold a beer during Bayern Munich's traditional photoshoot as it is against his religious beliefs. ❤️
— Sportskeeda Football (@skworldfootball) August 29, 2022
The former Liverpool winger is a practicing Muslim, and therefore abstains from drinking alcohol.
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.
‘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.
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.