Jens Lehmann sues fellow goalkeeper

AP, Monday 4 Apr 2011

Jens Lehmann has filed a lawsuit demanding compensation from fellow goalkeeper Tim Wiese of Werder Bremen for telling a television audience Lehmann belonged in the "Muppet Show."

Arsenal keeper Jens Lehman

Lehmann recently came out of retirement to return to Arsenal. While working as a television commentator in September, Lehmann criticized Wiese's performance in a Champions League match against Tottenham.

Wiese responded a day later in a newspaper by saying Lehmann should "go to the Muppet Show" and be treated "on a couch." Lehmann is demanding €20,000 ($28,480) for having his "personal rights violated."

A Munich court will hear the case this week.

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