Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder quits Germany over ‘racism and disrespect’

Source: BBC News

 

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has quit international football, citing the “racism and disrespect” he has faced in Germany over his Turkish roots.

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The 29-year-old was criticised after being photographed with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a London event in May.

He says he received hate mail and threats and was being blamed for Germany’s disappointing World Cup.

“I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” Ozil said.

German football chiefs have yet to respond to Ozil’s claims.

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