Police investigate as Bayern Munich stars including Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry receive death threats in anonymous letter


Police are investigating death threats against Bayern Munich stars including Robert Lewandowski, club captain Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry.

The trio were reportedly targeted in an anonymous letter sent to the Bundesliga 2 side St Pauli office on January 12.

The club’s captain and prolific striker have received worrying news
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Police investigate as Bayern Munich stars including Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry receive death threats in anonymous letter
Gnabry was also targeted
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The Hamburg Criminal Police Office was informed and the threats were taken very seriously, German publication Bild reports.

One of the alarming quotes in the letter read: “Save the league, save football. Fire and death to the dirty pigs of Bayern.

Traces of DNA have been examined along with fingerprints as authorities search for the culprits.

It is understood that threats were also aimed at Bundesliga referees.

Police spokesman Florian Abbenseth told BILD: “We are investigating suspicions of threatening and disturbing public order by the threat of criminal offences.

“We check the backgrounds.”

Police investigate as Bayern Munich stars including Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry receive death threats in anonymous letter
It is unclear who sent the messages to Bayern players


The DFB (German Football Association) and Bayern Munich have yet to comment.

The Bild report added that it is unclear why the letter was sent to St Pauli and whether there are multiple people involved.

Bayern sit six points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and prepare for the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie against Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday night.

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