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German FA boss admits mistakes in Ozil affair but rejects racism accusation...

07 July, 2018 10:17 am 10:17 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Football Association (DFB) head Reinhard Grindel on Thursday said he should have made clearer that racism is unacceptable after midfielder Mesut Ozil quit the national team citing “racism and disrespect” over his Turkish roots. Ozil, who plays for English Premier League club Arsenal, was criticised for having his photograph taken with … Read More

Ozil quits German national side citing racism over Turkish heritage

07 July, 2018 9:55 am 9:55 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German soccer star Mesut Ozil said on Sunday he would no longer play for the national team because he faced “racism and disrespect” because of his Turkish roots. His impassioned statement is one of the strongest issued by a player in recent years on the subject of racism and met with mixed … Read More