The antics of Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Rune Jarstein in his side’s 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich have raised the ire of Maunel Neuer.
Berlin lead for most of the match after Vedad Ibisevic’s 21st minute goal, only for Robert Lewandowski to equalise in the final seconds of second half stoppage-time.
After conceding Jarstein would kick the ball in anger, which unfortunately hit Xabi Alonso. Fellow custodian Neuer believes this type of behaviour does not send the right message to the young footballers watching.
“It is just not right to shoot the ball at a player on purpose, no matter how frustrated you are,” he said in an interview for the German Football Association website.
“It is about fairness.
“It does not set a good example as a role model. The stadium was sold out and many viewers were watching the game on TV.
“I think it was understandable that we complained about that.”
Ibisevic tapped home a set-piece at the near post to give Hertha the lead, with Lewandowski’s equaliser also coming on the end of a creatively constructed free-kick.
The result sees Bayern Munich remain in first place on the Bundesliga standings with a five point lead over RB Leipzig.