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Mesut Ozil quits German national team in spat over photo

6 monthes ago   |   By Los Angeles Times

Mesut Ozil is quitting Germany's national team following criticism over his decision to pose for a picture with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a series of statements posted Sunday on Twitter, the Arsenal star announced his retirement from international football. He attacked the German...
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Mesut Özil Retires From German National Team, Cites “Racism and Disrespect”

6 monthes ago   |   By Slate

Arsenal star Mesut Özil announced his retirement from the German national team in a lengthy statement released via Twitter on Sunday, citing “racism and disrespect” as reasons for his decision. Özil, who was born in Germany and is of Turkish descent, posed for a photo with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, an incident that spiraled into controversy during the lead-up to the World Cup.
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‘Racism and disrespect': Mesut Ozil announces shock international retirement

‘Racism and disrespect': Mesut Ozil announces shock international retirement

6 monthes ago   |   By RT

The 92-times capped midfielder was critical of the public reaction to his pre-World Cup meeting with Turkish President, declaring that he “no longer wants to wear the German national team shirt”.
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Mesut Özil Quits German National Team, Citing Racism

6 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

Özil, whose family is from Turkey, responded to criticism over his posing with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup and announced he was quitting.
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