Posted: Monday April 4, 2011 11:29AM ; Updated: Monday April 4, 2011 12:00PM

Lehmann to sue Wiese over 'Muppet Show' comments

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While working on TV, Jens Lehmann criticized Werder GK Tim Wiese's performance

Wiese responded by saying Lehmann should "go to the Muppet Show"

Lehman has filed a lawsuit against Wiese and is demanding $28,000

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Jen Lehmann is bringing legal action against another goalkeeper who criticized his antics.
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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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