Mesut Özil quits Germany over 'racism' and sparks anger over dual-heritage identity – video

Mesut Özil’s departure from Germany’s national team amid accusations of racism is drawing mixed reactions with both expressions of concern over its implications for society and criticism of the player. The Arsenal player announced on Sunday he was retiring from international football after Germany’s shock first-round World Cup exit. He attacked the country’s football federation (DFB), its president, fans and media for what he saw as double standards in treating people with Turkish roots. Özil, who won 92 caps for Germany, defended his controversial decision to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in May.In a statement of its own o...
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