Mesut Ozil is a footballer currently playing for Arsenal as a midfielder, his name has been removed from the PES 2020 video game (Chinese Version) for standing up against china for their treatment of Uighur Muslims.
Mesut Ozil in one of his tweets mentioned Uighur Muslims are “warriors who are fighting persecution” and also criticized China as well as the silence of Muslim countries in the response.
After this Ozil also faced huge amount of criticism from Chinese Arsenal fans and China.
PES 2020 is a famous football game published by NetEase after EA’s Fifa. It is played by millions of gamers all around the world. Because of these games, many sports lovers get to know about one’s character as well as discover new athletics who are performing well.
Publisher, NetEase’s franchise in China recently told famous British NewsChannel BBC, that the Footballer, Mesut Ozil, has been removed from three different games in China as well. Not just this, Chinese TV channels also stopped Arsenal’s match against Manchester City last Sunday due to this.
The Chinese statement added;
Tweet by Ozil hurt the feelings of Chinese football fans and violated the sports spirit of spreading peace and love. We will never forgive this.
Arsenal Football Club distanced themselves for the things Ozil said in the tweet. Adding the fact that Ozil has his own opinion, and is entitled to having one, but Arsenal football club is never in any way engaged in politics.
Despite news of Uighur prosecution by CNN and BBC, China has denied all the things about Uighur Muslims, claiming that these Muslims are only getting basic education in reeducation centers to end extremism.
Geng Shuang, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson also said that Ozil is misguided and doesn’t know the fact.
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