Germany's Grosskreutz fed up over kebab jokes

Germany's Grosskreutz fed up over kebab jokes

Germany midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz said he’s fed up with jokes about his two recent run-ins with the law -- hurling a spicy kebab sandwich at a fan and urinating in a Berlin hotel lobby.

In an interview on the Germany team’s official website (, Gross-kreutz bristled when asked if he was glad there were no kebabs at the team camp in Brazil.

“You know what, I don't think that's very funny at all,” said Grosskreutz, who faced assault charges after a Cologne fan told authorities the Dortmund midfielder had thrown a kebab in his face that burned his eyes.

Grosskreutz denied the charge and said he threw the meat sandwich on the ground after the fan heckled him in front of a kebab stand. 

“And there's also no hotel lobby here either -- that's probably going to be your next question,” Grosskreutz added, referring to a May incident for which he apologised after urinating in the Berlin hotel after saying he drank too much following Dortmund's loss to Bayern Munich in the German Cup final.

Germany's team spokesman Jens Grittner defended the interview by DFB reporter Steffen Luedeke that was posted on their website. Grittner told a news conference on Friday that there was no intention to make fun of Grosskreutz and said the interview showed the DFB website was not publishing only fluff stories.

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