Grouchy goalie sues player in 'Muppet Show' flap

Grouchy goalie sues player in 'Muppet Show' flap

Published Apr. 4, 2011 12:16 p.m. ET

Star goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is suing another goalie for telling a TV audience he belonged in the ''Muppet Show.''

Lehmann recently came out of retirement to return to Arsenal. While working as a television commentator in September, Lehmann criticized the performance of Tim Wiese of Werder Bremen in a Champions League game against Tottenham.

Wiese responded a day later in a newspaper, saying Lehmann should ''go to the Muppet Show'' and be treated ''on a couch.''

Lehmann has filed a lawsuit and is demanding more than $28,000 for having his ''personal rights violated.'' A Munich court will hear the case this week.