news in tweets
The past couple of weeks have given me time to reflect, and time to think over the events of the last few months. Consequently, I want to share my thoughts and feelings about what has happened. pic.twitter.com/WpWrlHxx74— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
II / III pic.twitter.com/Jwqv76jkmd— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
III / III pic.twitter.com/c8aTzYOhWU— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018
A couple of things struck me with this press release. One, I was surprised that it was written in English and not in German (I know that amost all Germans can read or speak a decent level of English, but that is not the point) and two, he just says Angela Merkel and doesn't refer to her rank.
'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish... not meeting him would have have been disrespecting my ancestors'— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) July 22, 2018
Mesut Ozil defends his encounter with President Erdoganhttps://t.co/RBkfzQlXcL pic.twitter.com/oMfVI1iZH7
Wait. How? Isn't Erdogan just a politician (a supremely dodgy one, but still).
Ooooh, it was this picture. I'm sure I posted it. Idek. Life moves fast.
Mesut Ozil: A lot of his statement is correct and it’s good he said it. He has been harshly treated at times, but also been talked up in Germany at times too. Meeting Erdogan as a German international can’t be brushed off, given the Turkish president’s relations with the country.— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) July 22, 2018
This is a good thread. Especially this bit:
And whilst some of the media reaction in Germany was over the top (Matthaus is continually striving to be an idiot), Ozil can hardly be annoyed a German focused sponsor decided to distance themselves after the Erdogan meeting. They have no duty to him, he isn’t in their care.— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) July 22, 2018
Ozil: “What I can’t accept are German media outlets repeatedly blaming my dual-heritage and a simple picture for a bad World Cup on behalf of an entire squad” https://t.co/Md86W5QDrl— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) July 22, 2018
I don't know if Mesut Ozil's open letter will do more good than harm given how quickly public opinion has turned on him-- especially in Germany. You can be proud of your heritage without posing with a ruthless dictator like Erdogan. Just ask @Enes_Kanter.— Paul Dawkins (@Paul__Dawkins) July 22, 2018
Este ataque a @LorisKarius va a terminar alguna vez? Hablo de él como tantos otros guardametas. Hay muchos más problemas serios en el mundo joder! Dejar al chaval en paz! También es persona. Como lo somos todos!— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) July 22, 2018
Liverpool have. That's why they got Allison. I'd be surprised if Karius sees the inside of a goalmouth in an LFC shirt this year.
Pepe Reina arrives at Milanello just in time to join the #DevilsInUSA! 🇺🇸@PReina25 per la prima volta a Milanello, pronto a volare con noi negli Stati Uniti! 🙌🏻— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 22, 2018
¡Bienvenido al equipo, Pepe! 🔴⚫#weareacmilan pic.twitter.com/SPozJoe76b
- Mesut Ozil retirement welcomed by Bayern Munich president, claiming ‘he’s been s*** for years’ RUDE!
OP: Done. This is the only story going at the minute.