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Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder quits Germany over ‘racism and disrespect’

ARSENAL midfielder Mesut Ozil has quit international football, citing the “racism and disrespect” he has faced in Germany over his Turkish roots. The 29-year-old was criticised after being photographed with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a London event in May. He says he received hate mail and threats and was being blamed for Germany’s disappointing World