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Arsenal distances itself from midfielder Özil’s comments on China, Uighurs

English football club Arsenal tried on Dec. 14 to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Özil after he posted messages on Twitter and...

“The content he expressed is entirely Özil’s personal opinion,” the official account of Arsenal Football Club said in a post on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform.

  • SHANGAI-Reuters
  • Hurriyet

“As a football club, Arsenal always adheres to the principle of not being involved in politics.”

The club’s Twitter account did not have a post addressing Özil’s comments as of Dec. 15.

Özil’s posts called Uighurs “warriors who resist persecution” and…

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