Jens Lehmann sues fellow goalkeeper

Jens Lehmann sues fellow goalkeeper

Published Apr. 4, 2011 11:56 a.m. ET

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.''

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.