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Al Jazeera feel Matthaus wrath

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.

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.


Irish Independent