Lukas Podolski bizarrely abused on Twitter after posting about the fall of the Berlin Wall

German international posted hours after the 2-1 defeat to Swansea on Sunday

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Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski was the target of abuse on social media site Twitter after posting a message about the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Gunners team-mate Per Mertesacker was subjected to abuse after posting about the anniversary of Robert Enke's death, but Podoloski was earlier abused, somewhat bizarrely for marking the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The wall fell 25 years ago on Sunday, but some Arsenal fans were not impressed that the German international was tweeting about the occasion, rather than the 2-1 defeat the club had just suffered to Swansea.

Podolski didn't respond to the criticism, though other Arsenal fans jumped to his defence, asking the users to "get a grip" and questioning whether a loss is more important than the fall of the Wall in 1989.