Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has escaped punishment for giving a fan the finger in the wake of Saturday's 1-1 Bundesliga draw with Hertha Berlin, although he will make a donation to charity as an apology.
Ancelotti consequently submitted an statement to explain his behaviour and the DFB has now decided to close their investigation.
Ancelotti response an "emotional reaction" - Bayern Munich
"We regard Carlo Ancelotti's gesture in response to being spat at as an understandable emotional reaction," a Bayern statement reads.
"The DFB panel has accepted this position and will cease its inquiry.
"However, as an apology for his gesture Carlo Ancelotti will make a donation of € 5.000 to the DFB Foundation."