Philipp Lahm slams Germany fans for again booing Mario Gomez

Gomez hurried through the mixed zone after the game and quickly left the Fritz-Walter Stadium, but it was in sharp contrast to his Fiorentina introduction four weeks ago, where he was greeted by adoring fans and Lahm called for the verbal abuse to stop.

updated: August 16, 2013 09:13 IST
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Berlin: Captain Philipp Lahm has slammed Germany's fans for again jeering unpopular striker Mario Gomez during the draw against Paraguay and called for the five years of cat-calls to stop.

Whistles and jeers rang out on Wednesday in Kaiserslautern as German fans voiced their noisy disapproval when the 28-year-old Gomez came off the bench for the final half hour of the 3-3 draw with the south Americans.

Gomez bore the brunt of supporter frustration for a below-par performance from the Germany team when he replaced veteran Miroslav Klose, a former Kaiserslautern player and firm fans' favourite, who is just one short of Gerd Mueller's goal-scoring record.

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