Mesut Ozil vs The Ex Arsenal Pundits

Mesut Ozil vs the pundits
Recently, Mesut Ozil put out a lengthy statement in regards to criticism ever since he joined the club four years ago. In the statement, he mentioned that ex-players should not criticise, but instead support the team, and since then pundits have bitten back.
Was Ozil right to “out” pundits?
The way I see it, his reason for doing so is completely justified. However, I am not judging him for putting out the statement (what else was he supposed to do?), but I am judging him for telling people not to judge him. Look, football works this way in England. “World class” players are judged. Even Cristiano Ronaldo faced criticism on the back of the 2006 World Cup (I’m sure we all know what happened there). I am not going to say “if he doesn’t like the criticism, he should go back to Spain”, that is just lazy. However, I will say that he...

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