‘I Stand With Ozil’, ‘It’s Racial & It’s Disgusting’ – Arsenal Fans Come Out In Defence Of Star Playmaker After Suffering Abuse

Mesut Ozil was on the end of some pretty shocking abuse after Germany were knocked out of the World Cup last week.

German football reporter Raphael Honigstein tweeted that the attacks on Ozil have been ‘disgusting’.

The right-wing, anti-immigration German party AfD have been busy hurling attacks at Ozil.

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AfD politician Uwe Schulz tweeted and later deleted this xenophobic message: “Our national team did not participate anyway.”

AfD press spokesman Christian Lüth tweeted “Ozil can be satisfied, congratulations Erdogan”.

Another AfD member, Jens Maier, meanwhile had the following to say, “We would have won without Ozil.” He shared a photo of the Arsenal player with the line “Satisfied, my President?”.

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Ozil responded with a twet which included the message ‘Say No To Racism’.
Arsenal fans rallied behind their star man defending him following reports of racial abuse directed at the playmaker after Germany’s exit from the World Cup.

Some fans started up the ‘I Stand With Ozil’ hashtag to show their support for the 29-year-old.