The Street Reporters Sports can confirm that Arsenal attacker Mesut Ozil has quit international football scene over racism and disrespect he has received.
Mesut Ozil accused the German Football Association (DFB) of mistreating him, vowing that he will no longer wear the country’s jersey.
He disclosed that the way he has been treated by the German football association makes him “no longer want to wear the German national team shirt.”
Mesut Ozil, a Germany midfielder, made the announcement on Sunday evening following “racism and disrespect” after his high-profile and controversial meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The picture with Erdogan, which was taken before this summer’s World Cup, saw the Arsenal midfielder pose with the Turkish president and German teammate Ilkay Gundogan.
Both players came in for heavy criticism from fans and pundits in their homeland as a result with leading German football figures including Oliver Bierhoff and Ottmar Hitzfeld suggesting that both should not have been allowed to represent their country in Russia.