In a death threat letter, footballers Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, and Serge Gnabry are all listed.

Three Bayern Munich players were mentioned in a death threat letter calling for the ‘filthy Bavarian pigs’ to be shot.

The anonymous letter addressed to the officers of second division team St Pauli mentioned Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, and Serge Gnabry.

Bayern and the German football authorities have been put on high alert while police in Hamburg examine the note for fingerprints and DNA traces.

The letter, according to the German daily Bild, arrived at Hamburg’s St Pauli on January 12 and was addressed to: ‘Rescue the league, save football.’ To the filthy Bavarian pigs, fire and death.’

It named the three players, with the author threatening to shoot them and Bundesliga officials.

St Pauli forwarded the letter to police investigators at the well-known Davidwache station near the Reeperbahn.

The German State Criminal Police Office (LKA) has contacted colleagues around the country to see if any other letters have been sent, as well as informing the Football Association.

‘We are investigating on suspicion of threatening and disturbing the public peace by threatening to conduct crimes,’ a police spokeswoman told Bild. We’ll look into the backgrounds.’

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