Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann's lawsuit against Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese - for saying he should be in the ''Muppet Show'' - has been dismissed.

A regional court in Munich rejected the claim Thursday, when it said Wiese's comment was ''not a clear defamatory criticism'' albeit ''not worthy of repetition.''

The court said Wiese - who has also played for Germany- was entitled to use freedom of expression and that he had not infringed on Lehmann's personal rights.

The 29-year-old Wiese made the remark, among others, while commenting for TV on a Champions League game in September 2010.

Lehmann was playing for Stuttgart at the time. The 41-year-old also played for Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Schalke.