Mesut Özil Retires From International Football

Mesut Özil took to Twitter yesterday to announce his retirement from international football. The Arsenal footballer cited racism as the reason behind the decision, saying “I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose.”

Özil, a third-generation Turkish-German, said he received hate mail and threats over his picture with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a lengthy statement, he said "It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent...

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