Allsportspk Social Media Reactions: Mesut Ozil Retires From International Football
Mesut Ozil shocked the world after the German mid-fielder announced his immediate retirement from international football. The Arsenal player claimed that ‘racism and disrespect’ were the two main reasons behind this major decision.
Football fans were astonished by this revelation and expressed their views on social media. Have a look:
Here is the statement in full. Mesut Ozil has been massively disrespected & used by certain people for political gain. It’s disgraceful.
“I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose.” pic.twitter.com/Cg9wWkSMIJ
— MGH (@OfficialMgh) July 22, 2018
“I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose. Racism should never, ever be accepted.” – Mesut Ozil.
Nothing more to say. ?? pic.twitter.com/FDtPyIvPMg
— Magia (@nancymadrisco) July 22, 2018
Can’t wait for part three of Mesut Ozil’s statement. pic.twitter.com/u9baOsLgUk
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) July 22, 2018
Love Mesut Ozil even more after his statements today. Absolutely gutted he won’t wear the German shirt again but completely understand his stance. He’s been hung out to dry over a photo. Ridiculous, racist and disrespectful to the extreme. You have my full support @MesutOzil1088
— Christian (@Corndog1975) July 22, 2018
“My friends Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose are never referred to as German-Polish so why am I German-Turkish? Is it because it’s Turkey? Is it because I’m a Muslim?” – Mesut #Ozil
Shame on you Germans pic.twitter.com/N8N5MwSxjf
— ? (@Messician_17) July 22, 2018
Mesut Ozil, World Cup winner and one of the gifted players of his generation, quits international football after being hounded by German racists for months over his Turkish ancestry. https://t.co/gG1jMSX87v
— Shafik Mandhai (@ShafikFM) July 22, 2018
“My friends Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose are never referred to as German-Polish, so why am I German-Turkish? Is it because it is Turkey? Is it because I’m a Muslim? I think here lays an important issue.” #afc pic.twitter.com/6AacirfTno
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) July 22, 2018
“When things are going well, they call me Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian Striker. When things aren’t going well, they call me the Belgian Striker of Congolese descent.”
“I am a German when we win, but an immigrant when we lose.” – Mesut Ozil.
Racism should have no place in football
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) July 22, 2018
One of the worst days in football. I just can’t think of what @MesutOzil1088 would have gone through. Racism in football should not be tolerated. No matter what you are my idol and I’m even more prouder, after today, to say that. #StandWithOzil #SayNoToRacism #M1Ö #MesutOzil pic.twitter.com/V4uJdu7S7g
— kartik (@ozilistm10) July 22, 2018
Mesut Ozil made all of these racist bigots fall today. My hero. #StandWithOzil pic.twitter.com/Z5YYLWRNeS
— Samaila (@samie_mok) July 22, 2018
Mesut Ozil drops the mic and walks out of the German national team. There will be plenty reading this who, based on tribal loyalties, have little respect for him as a footballer. Having read that statement of his, I’ve boundless respect for him as a man.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) July 22, 2018
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