Bayern Munich have defended the behaviour of Bastian Schweinsteiger after he stormed out of a media conference.
The Germany international was angered by a journalist after being described as a 'little boss' and lost his cool at the event on Thursday.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes it was wrong for Schweinsteiger's sporting achievements to be discredited by such a description.
But the Bayern chairman also accepts that some of the midfielder's language when lambasting the journalist was 'out of order'.
"It's outrageous and impertinent that a man with such an impressive sporting curriculum is sneeringly refereed to as a 'little boss' and discredited in this way," Rummenigge told Bayern's official website.
"We understand that Bastian Schweinsteiger wants to defend himself, although his choice of words in this emotional situation were out of order and he knows that."