Episode 1220: Özil Drops The Mic, Karius Makes Plea To Humanity, Jose In Cali
Mesut Özil has quit the German national team and issued a four-page statement that concludes “I will no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect.”
Massive Respect ???????? @MesutOzil1088 https://t.co/2QbHQ958VF
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 23, 2018
Ozil: “When we win, I’m German. When we lose, I’m an immigrant”
Benzema: “When I score I’m French, when I don’t I’m an Arab” Lukaku: “When things were going well, I was Lukaku the Belgian … when they weren’t, I was of Congolese descent” https://t.co/SfnmHrygub via @AJEnglish — ???? ?????? (@faisaledroos) July 23, 2018
The fact that arguably Germany’s highest-profile sportsman no longer feels comfortable representing the national team makes this one of the biggest stories in Germany’s sports history – a super-Saipan that dramatises the conflicts in Germany’s increasingly fractious debate on immigration and cultural integration.
Uli Hoeness sitting on the fence in the Mesut Ozil debate pic.twitter.com/bqx1uoVUHU
— Mike Anstead (@mike_anstead) July 23, 2018
After analysing Özil’s lengthy statement, we are joined by Raphael Honigstein to discuss the resulting fall-out.
On Mesut Özil’s withdrawal from the Germany team: https://t.co/IkTNEyVqQC
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) July 23, 2018
Plus there’s Jose in Cali and Karius’ plea to humanity.
Loris Karius on Instagram. #LFC pic.twitter.com/A1t5kSM9TB
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) July 22, 2018
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