German star: I didn't mean to pat female ref's breast
Published 15:58 05/10/10 By MirrorFootball
Hertha Berlin defender Peter Niemeyer has apologised after accidentally patting female referee Bibiana Steinhaus' left breast during a match.
TV pictures of Hertha's 0-0 draw with Alemania Aachen saw him brushing debut official Steinhaus on the chest - and both of them dissolving into laughter.
Niemeyer said: "She was standing a bit further away than I thought - I meant to give her a pat on the back. But you do have to entertain the fans a bit too."
It was Steinhaus' first live TV game and while she refused to discuss the incident, she said the match was "nice". Meanwhile German newspapers have christened Niemeyer the 'Breast Wiper'.