When call of nature proved tough to resist!

The Stuttgart goalkeeper jumped over the advertising hoardings and looked as if he was relieving himself before being interrupted by a Romanian counter-attack.

Luckily for Lehmann, the referee, Viktor Kassai, did not see the incident and could not book the former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper for leaving the pitch without permission. And, while the Stuttgart management has told Lehmann he should have been given a yellow card, there was praise from the club's director of sport, Horst Heldt, for how the 40-year-old dealt with the situation.

"I thought he handled it very expertly," he said. "It was a tricky situation.
 He could hardly run into the dressing room while play was going on and it reminded me of the Tour de France -- sometimes there are simply no options."

Lehmann is not the first sportsman or woman to encounter problems when needing a toilet break during an event and Paula Radcliffe famously squatted down and relieved herself on the streets of London during the 2005 marathon.
She still won the race by more than five minutes.

The Guardian

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