Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has hit out at reports that he vandalised Germany’s iconic Berlin Wall at the weekend.
It was reported on Monday that the Hertha Berlin player was to receive a £7,000 fine after chiseling off a piece of the famous monument for a segment on local television ahead of their clash with Schalke.
The Wall, which separated the nation’s capital from 1961-89, has been under a protection order since 1991, resulting in hefty financial sanctions for those guilty of vandalising it.
But the Ivorian, 29, has strenuously denied the claims and revealed that Hertha’s lawyers have contacted Berliner Kurier newspaper over running the story.
He wrote on Twitter: “There is absolutely no truth to this story. The club’s lawyers have contacted German paper Berliner Kurier.”
There is absolutely no truth to this story. The club's lawyers have contacted German paper Berliner Kurier http://t.co/SzTgsnIRAf
— Salomon Kalou (@salomonkalou) March 16, 2015