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Michael Schumacher Fans Slam German Magazine Over 'Awake' Headline

02/04/2014 14:10 BST | Updated 02/04/2014 17:59 BST

Michael Schumacher fans have bombarded a German magazine with complaints after its front page featured a picture of the Formula 1 legend and his wife, accompanied by the headline "Awake!"

Schumacher has been in a coma in Grenoble since 29 December following a skiing accident in the French Alps.

And fans who bought Die Aktuelle discovered their "Awake" issue merely included to stories about people who had awoken after a coma.

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German readers were outraged by Die Aktuelle's cover

The German publisher of the magazine, the Gong-Verlag, has so far declined to comment on the outrage over the "tasteless" cover amid allegations they tried to cash in on a tragedy.

One user in the comments section wrote: "I can't believe they are cashing in on this tragedy - there should be a law against this type of shoddy, sensationalist and downright insulting journalism."

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