The Jens Conspiracy

Jens Lehmann thinks the Euro 2008 final was fixed

Stuttgart keeper is a bad loser

Jens Lehmann

When you brush aside his arrogance, whinging and tendency to physically abuse fellow players and photographers, Jens Lehmann is a professional who accepts defeat in the manner expected of an experienced international player. Oh wait, that’s not true at all:

“The referee (Roberto Rosetti) was a catastrophe and sometimes I think it is fixed when I see such a referee, who is biased and not correct in his decisions.”

For example, A Spanish player (David Silva) head-butted our player (Lukas Podolski) and the referee saw it and the linesman saw it.”

In an interview screened in ITV’s highlights package last night, Lehmann essentially said that he didn’t care how he was punished for his outburst as he wouldn’t be playing in the Euros again. But he didn’t need to say a word: the look the grumpy German gave as the Spaniards went up to receive their winner’s medals (captured in glorious GIF format above) was absolutely priceless.

[Daily Mail]


10 responses so far
  • bolloxs // June 30, 2008 at 9:09 am

    fu*k off. one of the most decent, professional and talented sportsmen of a generation. Part of the legandary Arsenal 49 match unbeaten invincibles. Get a grip you arsehole.
    Go suck on the mother of all cheats – Ronaldo

  • Jack // June 30, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Funny how you don’t include the bit where he said The Spanish deserved the win. Why not include the whole interview? Probably because you’re a Lehmann hater

  • ricardo // June 30, 2008 at 9:57 am

    To be fair the man has a point. Fine the Spanish deserved it overall, but they we’re your typical Latin team. Fall on the floor, head butt, hand ball and then whine every time someone dressed in black walks past you. Cheating so and so’s, here’s hoping they have to wait another 44 years before winning anything. And i’m not from portugal before any of you start….

  • L.T.Y // June 30, 2008 at 10:03 am

    “bolloxs // Jun 30, 2008 at 9:09 am

    fu*k off. one of the most decent, professional and talented sportsmen of a generation. Part of the legandary Arsenal 49 match unbeaten invincibles. Get a grip you arsehole.”

    Get a grip – he is an idiot and arrogant, who thought that everyone owed him something, he wasnt even that great a keeper.

    They were a very average german team lucky to get to the final.

  • George Costanza // June 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    The first 3 of you are goons. Don’t care what Lehmann said after the game – Spain were so superior it was almost embarassing anyhow. He has been a decent keeper but he is an absolute buffoon, exemplified by when he out-dived Drogba.

    And Podolski stuck his face in Ramos’s mush first. Six of one.. ref called it right.

    I’m an England fan before anyone calls me. Spain were easily the best team in the tournament. When was the last time a side won a semi and a final so convincingly?

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  • Andy White // July 1, 2008 at 8:43 am

    WAS a very good keeper, but it didn’t show in this tournament. IS a big-headed idiot who speaks and acts without thinking first. As an Arsenal fan, I found him embarrassing and brilliant in equal measures. Happy with Almunia, for now.
    Spain totally deserved to win the whole thing. Dutch were also most impressive.

  • Tom // July 1, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Don’t write biased reports about “biased” people.
    I agree with Lehmann, the referee often made wrong decisions that seemed to be in favour for the spanish. That doesn’t mean the spanish played bad.

  • Jack // July 2, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Thank you Tom. This bloody clown didn’t even put in everything Lehmann said. Lehmann talked up Spain, said they were the best team on the day, and in the Tournament.

  • Rudy // August 3, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Still talking about the tournament????
    I think it was the time in history when winner was most clear and deserved…and I am German. Congratulations Spain, it is not only about nationalities, it is also about FOOTBALL, and everyone loving football enjoyed your performance

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