- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2011

MUNICH (AP) - 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.

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