The German football player with Turkish roots, Mesut Özil has been removed from the three versions of the game Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020 in China.
It is the company NetEase, which publishes the game in China, which has chosen to remove the Arsenal player.
- The German player wrote an extremely lookup for China on social media, writes NetEase on the Weibo social media.
- the Message of the wounded chinese football fans emotions and was in breach of the sport's love and peace. We do not understand it and will not accept or forgive it.
on Friday criticised the Arsenal player Mesut Ozil in the posting on Instagram and Twitter of China to suppress the muslim minority uighurs in the northern part of the country.
He wrote, among other things, that the uighurs are "fighters, who resist the persecution", and criticized China for conducting an overly hard-line policy towards the muslims.
on Saturday, said the Arsenal from his official profile on Weibo, to Özils quotes stood for his own account.
- the Message is completely and utterly Özils personal position. Which football club holds the Arsenal of the principle itself from involvement in politics, wrote Arsenal from his profile.
the Notices led to Sunday's game between Arsenal and Manchester City were eliminated from the screening schedule on the state-run tv station CCTV.
The chinese foreign ministry believes that Mesut Ozil "has been deceived by the fake news".
The former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has, in turn, expressed support for Ozil and reminded that the footballer has a right to express its position.
/ritzau/ReutersUpdated Date: 18 December 2019, 20:00