“It is like a fairy tale audition” – Bayern CEO blames Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s agent for stirring up racism claims

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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has launched a verbal attack on Arsenal star playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Ozil has endured a turbulent summer after posing for a photo with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Things took a turn for the worse after Germany crashed out of the 2018 World Cup.

The 29-year-old retired from the Germany national team citing discrimination and racism.

Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut also released a statement regarding the treatment his client has received in Germany.

Bayern CEO Rummenigge has now added fuel to the fire by claiming that the agent’s comments are akin to a ‘fairytale audition’.

“He was not criticised because he has Turkish heritage,” Rummenigge told Sport Bild.

 “That is a tale that his agents tell us.

“And that is something that annoys me more and more recently. Nowadays agents do many interviews and statements. Sometimes it is like a fairy tale audition.”

Bizzarly, Rummenigge also decided to slam Ozil’s playing ability.

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“Mesut Ozil was never a player that we dealt with [as a potential signing] at one percent. Never,” Rummenigge went onto say,

“When we played in London, Uli always said: ‘I hope he plays tonight.'”

Ozil has returned to pre-season training with Arsenal and scored during their 5-1 win over PSG last week.

The London based clubs opening game of the season is against the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City next week.