Footballers, Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry names shows up in a death threat letter
Three Bayern Munich football stars have been named in a death threat letter that called for the ‘dirty Bavarian pigs’ to be shot.
Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, and Serge Gnabry were mentioned in the anonymous letter which, was delivered to the officers of second division team St Pauli.
Police in Hamburg have began full investigation for fingerprints and DNA traces on the note with Bayern and the German football authorities put on alert.
German newspaper Bild report the letter arrived at Hamburg-based St Pauli on January 12 and was headed: ‘Save the league, save football. Fire and death to the dirty Bavarian pigs.’
It named the three players with the author calling for them to be shot and made threats to Bundesliga referees.
The letter was sent on by St Pauli to police detectives at the popular Davidwache station near the Reeperbahn.
The German State Criminal Police Office (LKA) have contacted colleagues around the country to know if any other letters are sent and also informed the Football Association.
A police spokesman told Bild: ‘We are investigating on suspicion of threatening and disturbing the public peace by threatening to commit crimes. We will check the backgrounds.’