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Al Jazeera feel Matthaus wrath

Published 07/05/2011 | 05:00

Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus blew a fuse with Al Jazeera staff when his scheduled TV appearance was cancelled at the last minute. Video footage has emerged of Matthaus berating the producer for his lack of efficiency -- off all things -- in the studio before the second leg of Bayern Munich's Champions League match against Inter Milan.

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The Bulgarian national team boss took time out to work for the Arabic TV network "as a favour" only to be told shortly before kick-off that he was no longer required because there was no German interpreter present. "You must prepare yourself better," Matthaus fumed, not afraid to live up to the national stereotype.

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Irish Independent

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