Football: LEMON TO DEMON LEHMANN.
JENS LEHMANN: A correction.
Readers of this newspaper over the last couple of years may have been under the impression that Jens Lehmann, the Arsenal custodian, is a complete waste of space and would be unable to catch bird flu even if he lived in a Chinese aviary. Readers may have been led to believe he is a whinger, a play-acter, a time-waster and a blight on our beloved game.
Furthermore, his hair is suspiciously curly and he is German.
We are glad of this opportunity to put the record straight. Mr Lehmann (left) is, in fact, the finest goalkeeper we have ever set eyes on - a rock, a true professional, faultless in his handling and the possessor of one of the most balanced temperaments in modern football.
We apologise for any confusion. (But he's still German.)