Arsenal distances themselves from Ozil comment on Uighurs
English Premier League side Arsenal football club said on Saturday that comments from star midfielder Mesut Ozil regarding conditions surrounding Uighur Muslims in China were his personal thoughts and did not reflect the views of the club.
In a statement made on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the struggling side claimed that as a club they remain out of politics as a principle.
Ozil was born in Germany to Muslim parents and is a practicing Muslim himself. Oezil called Uighurs “warriors who resist persecution” and questioned why Muslim countries have not been more vocal in protesting.