Arsenal Star, Mesut Ozil Quits German National Team Due to ‘Racism and Disrespect’

 

said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing “racism” in the criticism of him in the side’s World Cup debacle.

 

“It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect,” he said on Twitter.

Ozil, who has Turkish roots, had earlier defended his decision to pose for a photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany’s squad ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

 

AFP




Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.